STATEMENT OF DEFIANCE GIVEN TO THE POST & EMAIL
by John Charlton
(Feb. 11, 2010) — At 10:02 AM, Honolulu time, Janice S. Okubo, the Communications Director for the Hawaii Department of Health, issued a public statement in response to the numerous requests and communications received regarding Obama’s Vital Records and UIPA requests to obtain them.
The Post & Email has extensively covered the activities of the Hawaii Department of Health and that state’s Attorney General’s Office in regard to public inquiry into the alleged original vital records of the individual claiming to be “Barack Hussein Obama.” You can read our past coverage through this link.
Recently, I reported the rumor that Janice S. Okubo had seemingly resigned, due to a very ambiguous statement made by that department’s Director of Human Resources. Though Okubo has subsequently exchanged emails with me, she has not yet denied the report, but is evidently still in that position.
However, the Director of Communications has honored my request to “speak” with The Post & Email, so that we could publish, unedited, whatever statement she would like to make.
This is her statement, issued today:
The Department of Health is entrusted by the people of Hawai‘i to protect the vital records it maintains. The Department operates within the confines of the laws that govern state and federal agencies and will continue to do so. No amount of bullying or spreading rumors and false innuendos will persuade the department or its officials to break the trust of the people, operate outside of the law, or misuse the information it is entrusted to protect.
Hawai’i State Department of Health
Please note that in the Hawaiian language the name of the State is spelled “Hawai’i,” which is the common usage locally.
Previous to this statement being issued, I had recommended to Miss Okubo that the Office of Human Resources adopt a policy of denying rumors of resignations, unless other indications were had by that office, as this would greatly assist the public and the press in such circumstances wherein they would attempt to know the current status of officials with the Department.
To say that Okubo feels “embattled” and has issued a statement of “defiance,” I think would put it mildly.
Citizens who would like to demand the release of Obama’s Vital Records are encouraged to sign on to the Hawaii Petition, which asks the State Government to make special intervention to order the Hawaii Department of Health to release them. You can read that petition through this link.
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