Over at MSNBC, Michael Isikoff has a post in which Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Hawaii's former Director of that state's Department of Health not only insists that she's seen it but knows exactly where it is:
The first is that the original so-called "long form" birth certificate — described by Hawaiian officials as a "record of live birth" — absolutely exists, located in a bound volume in a file cabinet on the first floor of the state Department of Health. Fukimo said she has personally inspected it — twice. The first time was in late October 2008, during the closing days of the presidential campaign, when the communications director for the state's then Republican governor, Linda Lingle (who appointed Fukino) asked if she could make a public statement in response to claims then circulating on the Internet that Obama was actually born in Kenya.So it's in a filing cabinet in a bound folder on the first floor of the Health Department building. Here is the corresponding video:
Notice that Isikoff says that for this 'conspiracy' to continue, Dr. Fukino would have to be lying. Well, is it possible that she was lying about who can and cannot see original, long form Birth Certificates? It appears so. If Fukimo is to be believed, no one has access to any original long form Birth Certificates except the Health Department. Toward the end of the MSNBC article, Issikoff identifies Joshua Wisch as a spokesman for the Hawaii attorney general's office. Here's what Isikoff writes about Wisch:
Wisch, the spokesman for the attorney general's office, said state law does not in fact permit the release of "vital records," including an original "record of live birth" — even to the individual whose birth it records.World Net Daily (before you scoff) has an article posted today in which several long form Birth Certificates have been copied and are available for viewing. Seriously, regardless of where you come down on this issue, the latest attempt to diffuse this controversy seems highly suspect. Even if you dismiss these claims, the images of the multiple long form Birth Certificates don't lie. Fukino should have to explain this disparity.
It would appear that Dr. Fukino may have stepped in it worse than Governor Abercrombie. Ruh Roh.
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