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State of Hawaii tells CNN "Oops...we lost Obama's original birth certificate. "

How convenient.

I guess CNN/US president Jon Klein over at CNN has had enough of the only halfway reasonably credible person on their network making an issue out of Barack Obama’s birth certificate. I’ll bet he has had some interesting phone calls and e-mails from some very connected people..ahem..if you know what I mean. So he directed his political research staff to look into the matter. No doubt to find the truth no matter where it lay.
They contacted the state of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Dept. of Health told them. “Hey …we went paperless years ago and the damn thing just got discarded” or something like that.

That is very very interesting. All this time hundreds of thousands of people and many many websites have been screaming for Barack Obama’s birth certificate. There have been lawsuits and legal challenges and all sorts of activity related to this matter which I’m sure many of you are all aware of so I don’t need to recite it. In all that time the state of Hawaii has told each and every single person asking about Barack Obama’s birth certificate to go jump off a bridge.
They wouldn’t release on single scrap of information about except to say his COLB was real. Now the issue has started to heat up lately as one of the only two cable news networks the lefties will actually accept as credible has been asking questions about Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Lou Dobbs mentioned and questioned it twice on his show.
The lefties must have blown a gasket because the president of CNN/US himself had to personally get involved.
According to TV Newser here are the series of e-mails related to the inquiry.

—– Original Message —–
From: Klein, Jon (CNN)
Sent: Thu Jul 23 19:00:44 2009
Subject: Important re birth certificate

I asked the political researchers to dig into the question “why couldn’t Obama produce the ORIGINAL birth certificate?”

This is what they forwarded. It seems to definitively answer the question. Since the show’s mission is for Lou to be the explainer and enlightener, he should be sure to cite this during your segment tonite. And then it seems this story is dead – because anyone who still is not convinced doesn’t really have a legitimate beef.

Thx

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*In 2001 – the state of Hawaii Health Department went paperless.*Paper documents were discarded*The official record of Obama’s birth is now an official ELECTRONIC record Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Health Department told the Honolulu Star Bulletin, “At that time, all information for births from 1908 (on) was put into electronic files for consistent reporting,” she said.

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WHAT…?

The damn thing is gone now? It has been discarded? It doesn’t exist?
This is the first time I am aware of this.
Isn’t it interesting how nobody else seemed to be able to get this information and the moment the issue rears it’s ugly head on CNN nonetheless all of a sudden the Hawaiian Dept. of Health is like a little chatterbox and is all too happy to explain how no human eyes will ever gaze at Barack’s original birth certificate because they threw it out.
Well ain’t that a real convenient kick in the shorts?
” Yeah sorry…we threw out the original but rest assured that the computer generated COLB is 100% accurate. You have our word on that.”

Naturally after being personally contacted by the president of the network very politely no doubt Lou Dobbs told the world the good news.

Transcript from Lou Dobbs Tonight – 07.23.09

DOBBS: ….And a number of Americans are asking, why not? The left-wing media has attacked me because I simply asked the question. Meanwhile, the state of Hawaii says it can’t release a paper copy of the president’s original birth certificate because they say the state government discarded the original document when the health department records went electronic some eight years ago.

That explanation, however, has not satisfied some critics. Joining me now, Roland Martin. He’s CNN contributor, syndicated columnist. And joining us as well, Congressman Ted Poe.

Well I guess that’s the end of it. It’s a lucky thing for Obama somebody we can trust finally checked the story out or this could have gone on for a long time.

I have to wonder though. Whatever happened to the birth certificate given to Barack’s mother.
Maybe they do things different in Hawaii but when I was born my mother got a beautiful birth certificate for me. It looked just like a diploma and had all sorts of information on it. It even has my little iddy biddy feet prints on it. There is only one copy in the whole world. They have a record of my birth down at city hall but that is just a little index card. It is not the birth certificate.
What about in Hawaii…?
Didn’t Mrs. Obama get one?
Maybe the one she got was printed on a banana leaf.