Saturday, January 22, 2011

So why does Gov. Abercrombie make such a promise.

Politicians make promises all the time and there are two types of promises in politics:  The promises that are so easy to keep that they are no danger to make and promises that are so unrealistic that everyone knows they mean nothing.  A promise to appear at a civic event is easy to make and if something comes up, easy to rehabilitate, and thus are an example of the former, easy promise to make.  A promise to "cut taxes and restore fiscal sanity" is an easy promsie to make and completely meaningless.

But Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie made a promise to produce a birth certificate for President Obama but not it turns out that he may not be able to:

"Pressure was mounting on Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie today amid increasing confusion over whether President Obama was born there." This is the UK Daily Mail. "Abercrombie said on Tuesday that an investigation had unearthed papers proving Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. He told Honolulu's Star-Advertiser: 'It actually exists in the archives, written down,' he said. But it became apparent that what had been discovered was an unspecified listing or notation of Obama's birth that someone had made in the state archives and not a birth certificate. And in the same interview Abercrombie suggested that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health. He said efforts were still being made to track down definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii."
Remember, he started out, the whole reason for doing this was to firmly prove it and establish and get it off the table so it wasn't an election issue for 2012. And he's done the exact opposite now. I mean how many of us could get away with saying, "Yeah, there's a little notation somewhere there in the archives. We can't find the birth certificate.

Now, I am not one of those people who are all up in arms about whether or not President Obama is a natural born citizen or not.  Truthfully, I don't particularly care and I do think he was born in Hawaii.  So, I think he is Constitutionally qualified to be presdient.  But when Abercrombie made such a promise, he should have made sure that he could actually produce one by doing a search before making such a promise.  That would have been smart.

But then again, politicians do stupid things all the time, just ask Silvio Berlusconi.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think he's in cohoots with Governer Fitch and their double mattress.