WorldNetDaily writer Jerome Corsi really needs to get a new hobby. As you may know, Corsi has an unhealthy obsession with proving that President Obama is not really a U.S. citizen, but rather born in Kenya. (Remember in 2008 when he got detained in Kenya while sniffing around to find proof that Obama was ineligible to run for president and then tried to suggest that Obama himself had him detained? Or when he claimed that Obama has "stolen the identity of a natural-born citizen" and is "using someone else's Social Security number"? Good times.) Well now, Corsi is claiming that Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie's categorical statement that the state has records of Obama's birth translates to "Hawaii governor can't find Obama birth certificate," which was all he needed for some Drudge love.
This past December, Abercrombie announced on CNN that he had his "attorney general and the director of the Department of Health looking at what we can do" in order to create an "open process that will put those who want to disrespect the president and his parents in the proper light, which is to say they have a political agenda not worthy of any good American." Abercrombie actually knew Obama's parents, and through his relationship with them, knows that Obama was born in Hawaii. People like Corsi who repeatedly smear the president as some kind of foreign-born imposter really seem to have gotten under his skin.
Yesterday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser printed excerpts of an interview Abercrombie gave to the paper's editorial board. During the interview, the Star-Advertiser asked him about his efforts to release Obama's birth certificate:
Q: You stirred up quite a controversy with your comments regarding birthers and your plans to release more information regarding President Barack Obama's birth certificate. How is that coming?
A: I got a letter from someone the other day who was genuinely concerned about it; it is not all just political agenda. They were talking on Olelo last night about this; it has a political implication for 2012 that we simply cannot have.
(Abercrombie said there is a recording of the birth in the State Archives and he wants to use that.)
It was actually written I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down ...
...What I can do, and all I have ever said, is that I am going to see to it as governor that I can verify to anyone who is honest about it that this is the case.
If there is a political agenda then there is nothing I can do about that, nor can the president.
Abercrombie says he is told that the state has proof of Obama's birth, but in Corsi's world, that means Abercrombie "can't find Obama['s] birth certificate." You see, Abercrombie's statement was actually a "suggest[ion] ... 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."
Corsi really needs to get some help. His birther obsession is becoming pathological.