(Jan. 22, 2011) — Yesterday an article was published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser entitled “Abercrombie Drops Quest for Obama’s Birth Certificate” written by an unnamed Associated Press writer. Here are my comments:
In an incredibly lame and cowardly anticlimactic announcement, hiding behind his spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz, Abercrombie’s spokeswoman, in plain political defense, in the Hawaiian Sun Advertiser, said this:
There is nothing more that Gov. Abercrombie can do within the law to produce a document. Unfortunately, there are conspirators who will continue to question the citizenship of our president.
The Star Advertiser continues:
Abercrombie, who was a friend of Obama’s parents and knew him as a child, launched an effort last month to find a way to dispel conspiracy theories that the president was born elsewhere. The governor said at the time he was bothered by people who questioned Obama’s birthplace for political reasons.
But Abercrombie’s investigation reached a dead end when Louie told him the law restricted his options.
Here are several important points that need to be noted that only make the situation all the more suspicious to any reasonable person, Dela Cruz’s Hillary Clinton-esque “right-wing conspiracy defense” notwithstanding:
- Bad political news is always dropped late Friday at the end of the news cycle in the hope that it will disappear from general view. The timing almost conclusively suggests that they do not see this as a win for themselves.
- Rush Limbaugh has officially, albeit belatedly, entered the debate full-throttle with the opening of his show this same day, highlighting the absurdity of the Abercrombie quest investigation. This must have been pretty alarming to the Obama camp, as Limbaugh’s embracing of the issue is likely to make it safe for many others outside of Limbaugh’s 20,000,000-person listenership to do the same.
- Disqus may be on the fritz as of this writing, but comments on the Honolulu Star Advertiser appear to have been scrubbed. No certainty on this yet.
- Abercrombie’s truly cryptic announcement is especially strange since he appears to know Obama personally and quite well. Referring to Obama and his records in some uncharacteristic, distant, un-introduced, third-person narrative suggests something is indeed very, very wrong in Obamaland on this issue.
Limbaugh suggested that Abercrombie must have been a front for some scheme of Obama and could not possibly have been such a loose cannon that he acted alone and without White House authority on a topic as sensitive and explosive as this. Abercrombie being a lone loose cannon now appears to have been exactly what happened. It appears that Abercrombie made a naive but good-natured mistake; he may have trusted Obama at his word.
But the genie is out of the bottle: Abercrombie is on record as saying that the document may well not exist. Those words will ring very clearly as we move into election mode.
Obama is reported to be pulling up stakes of his DC organization and moving the election headquarters to Chicago. How he intends to get on the ballots of several states now demanding a long-form birth certificate without a long form birth certificate, however, is anyone’s guess.
The Post & Email found the comments following the Star Advertiser’s article here.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.