January 8, 2010
Took a vacation from the birth certificate issue. There’s a bunch of stuff in the drafts that I’ll try to post. Let me know if you’re looking for something specifically – it’s a lot easier.
Rep NATHAN DEAL (R-GA), who is running for governor, is a man of his word and a discreet and patient one at that.
Back in November, Deal said:
I am joining several of my colleagues in the House in writing a letter to the President asking that he release a copy of his birth certificate so we can have an answer to this question.
I have looked at the documentation that is publicly available and it leaves many things to be desired.
Don’t know what those “things” are or who his “several colleagues” are. He has not signed on as a co-sponsor on Rep Posey’s barry birth certificate bill. (HR 1503) The last co-sponsor to sign on was Trent Franks (R-AZ) in September.
So fast forward to Jan 8th.
Jim Galloway at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Rep Deal did send a letter to barry and that it arrived on Dec 10th. No mention of how it arrived or if someone had to sign for it, or which, if any, of Deal’s cohorts signed it.
Why the sudden reporting?
Seems Galloway’s Washington colleague had been phoning/emailing Deal’s chief of staff, Todd Smith, who had declined to comment. Then on Jan 7th (for reasons unmentioned) Smith confirmed that the letter had been sent, but wouldn’t say much else or provide a copy “out of deference to the president”.
[Deal] just did what he said he was going to do. It’s not news.
It’s never news until the Dems need to discredit barry naysayers. Expect it to come up during the healthcare debate.
White House spokeswoman GANNET TSEGGAI [ever heard of her?] confirmed they received the letter, but “declined to release a copy or discuss its content, saying that the issue of Obama’s birth has been addressed repeatedly”.
Addressed – but never settled. Big difference.
Galloway then goes into the background, saying barry released a “digitally scanned image of his birth certificate” which he correctly names “certification of live birth,” but then makes a connection that has never been made. “Government officials in Hawaii have verified that the document is official, as have several news organizations,” which of course is not true.
Dr Fukino verified that they have barry’s original birth certificate “vital records”. That’s it. She has never said what they consist of or why she changed her statement from original birth certificate to vital recordS or why he would need more than one document if his original birth certificate was kosher.
And she has never once mentioned that digital image he put on his website (after Hillary Clinton suspended her campaign). No one has certified the document to be official, nor can they, because: a) it is not a document and b) the full back page and complete state seal of Hawaii is not pictured in situ.
The only ones who mentioned that COLB (after being sent a copy from Politifact) were Dr Fukino spokeswoman Janice Okubo and Hawaii State Registrar Alvin T Onaka – whose alleged signature stamp is on it – both of whom said they couldn’t say what it was.
I don’t know that it’s possible for us to even say beyond a doubt what the image on the site represents.
Seems Mr Galloway isn’t clear on the whole story, which probably means neither is his colleague. It’s shocking that after all this time, folks who criticize the birthers have no idea of the real story and facts that are out there.
[1-13 Just checked the AJC website for an update – nothing.]