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The AP released an article yesterday stating that Gov. Abercrombie could not pursue the release of Barack Obama’s mysterious and elusive birth certificate record, which MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is now calling for, citing privacy laws in Hawaii. Note to the AP: That was known since the FIRST REQUEST WAS MADE NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO:
A privacy law that shields birth certificates has prompted Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie to abandon efforts to dispel claims that President Barack Obama was born outside Hawaii, his office says.
State Attorney General David Louie told the governor that privacy laws bar him from disclosing an individual’s birth documentation without the person’s consent, Abercrombie spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Friday.
“There is nothing more that Gov. Abercrombie can do within the law to produce a document,” said Dela Cruz. “Unfortunately, there are conspirators who will continue to question the citizenship of our president.”
Abercrombie, who was a friend of Obama’s parents and knew him as a child, launched an investigation last month into whether he can release more information about the president’s Aug. 4, 1961 birth. The governor said at the time he was bothered by people who questioned Obama’s birthplace for political reasons.
But Abercrombie’s attempt reached a dead end when Louie told him the law restricted his options.
Hawaii’s privacy laws have long barred the release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who doesn’t have a tangible interest.
August 7, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Laws of Nations, Neil Abercrombie, Obama birth certificate, State Senator Will Espero | 1 comment
Hawaii state Sen. Will Espero said he would introduce legislation next year to have birth certificates declared public records.
Espero (D, Ewa-Honouliuli-Ewa Beach) said the Obama fuss has raised questions about public and private records and says it would be in the state’s interest to have open public record of births.
“It would be important for relatives and even neighbors,” Espero said.