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by Sharon Rondeau

Hawaii State Senator Sam Slom is the only Republican senator in the Hawaii legislature. He represents Hawaii's Eighth District.

(Apr. 16, 2011) — Last week The Post & Email made several calls to Hawaii officials at the Department of Health, Governor Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Governor Brian Schatz regarding the Health Department’s recent refusal to grant Hawaiian-born citizens a copy of their original birth record.  We had also sent an email to Ms. Donalyn Delacruz, Abercrombie’s media contact, which went unanswered.

However, one Hawaii elected official returned our call last evening:  Hawaii State Senator Sam Slom.  We had left him a message on Wednesday, April 13, stating that the Health Department had suddenly denied access to a man who had requested a copy of his long-form birth certificate following a statement to that effect from former Health Department Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino. We asked Senator Slom if he would be willing to interview with The Post & Email about this apparently unconstitutional development, and his phone message confirmed that he would:

This is a message for Sharon.  This is State Senator Sam Slom from Honolulu.  I’m returning your call.  I’ll be glad to talk to you; when you get the message, you can give me a call back at 808-349-5438.  Aloha.

We missed his call because of the time difference but will be returning his call on Monday, April 18.  Coincidentally, shortly thereafter, we received a message from Miki Booth, who said she had just gotten off the phone with Senator Slom.  She indicated that Slom “is well aware of the shenanigans going on at the Department of Health, and that he found out just today or yesterday that somebody received a long-form copy.  He said that they’re just “messing around” and are being very selective.  He’s a good person to know.”

Booth stated that she now has Slom’s personal email address and will be sending him some information which Slom “doesn’t know about yet” but which has been presented at The Post & Email and has been in the public domain for some time.

Slom’s biography can be found here.  He is a self-described entrepreneur and former economist with the Bank of Hawaii, where it is reported that Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, was employed.

On February 25, 2011, Slom criticized Gov. Abercrombie’s dismissal of his original nominee for Health Department Director, Dr. Neal Palafox, who eventually withdrew his name from consideration.  Ms. Loretta Fuddy is Acting Director now, but to date her office has failed to answer The Post & Email’s inquiry about her receipt of the Hawaii Petition letter with petitioners.

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  1. FYI:
    The terms “honest” and “politician” are oxymoronic, that is mutually exclusive.

    You can be one, or the other, but not both at the same time.

  2. Sharon,
    Never surrender!
    The BC issue will not be over until the Congress admits the truth and does its Constitutional duty. We have to do everything we can to keep it alive.

    I would like to know:
    -What Sen. Slom REALLY thinks is going on.
    -What can we do about it as individuals.
    -What is he going to do about it?
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: I contacted Sen. Slom and he returned my call, but I missed him. I called him back, stated what we wanted to know, and I never heard back. Will try him again this week.

    1. Sharon: Hang in there – the truth is buried somewhere and you will find it.
      Congress won’t act so it is up to us to keep the battle going until we win.

  3. im not sure slom can be trusted. he may be helping to set up a situation where the usurpur can produce a birth certificate with a different father listed and then just say that he was embarassed about who his real father was and spin his way out of the ineligibility status he is in. slom continues to say he is only hiding the name of his real father and that is why he will not show a birth certificate. that makes me suspicious of him especially when he says obama was probably born at kapaolani hospital and nobody from the hospital comes forward with any information on obamas birth and the hospital will not confirm obama being born there.

  4. Sharon, your banner thing at the bottom of the main page, the one with the pics and the arrows at each end, covers most of this post and the post to the right of this one. The only part showing that isn’t covered is the last sentence or two and the “comment” link…that is the link I used to even get to this article to see what it’s about. I hope you can move that banner up a few inches at least so the posts show.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Yes, I became aware of the problem last week. It seems to affect only those with smaller computer monitors, as only a few people have told me about it. I have called for help from our webmaster, but he seems to be busy. It is the Political Placards that are suddenly oversized. Is there a WordPress expert in the house?

    1. Ok, not to worry, I can just go through the comment link for now. I just got a new monitor and I wanted the same size I had which is only a 17′ and NOT a widescreen, I didn’t want a widescreen, I don’t like change LOL

    2. Sharon, I have a 17″ laptop and I see the same thing as reported above. It didn’t used to be this way.
      Mrs. Rondeau replies: I know. I think something changed after the last website work was done, but I can’t be sure. I have apprised them of it.

    3. Mrs. Rondeau,

      I have a 21″ monitor and The banner is definitely in the way.
      Mrs. Rondeau replies: OK, good to know. I have asked at least five people to take a look at this and have not received a response…is there anyone who could look at the source code for an anomaly which might be causing this? It wasn’t this way until about four weeks ago, but I would like to have it fixed.