Monday, August 03, 2009
Is This Birth Certificate For Real Or Just Another Hoax?
Two talk radio shows aired on Indianapolis' WIBC-FM last night, "The Big Show With Bill Cunningham" and "Coast To Coast" were buzzing over a World Net Daily report about California attorney Orly Taitz filing what purports to be a photo image of a Kenyan birth certificate of Barack Obama with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The document shown in the the photo indicates that Obama's place of birth was Coast Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya on August 4, 1961. In her lawsuit, Taitz is seeking the Court's permission to obtain documents from the Kenyan government and to depose Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The document purports to have been issued by the Kenyan government in 1964, the year it became independent from Great Britain. While the alleged document's contents are quite intriguing, I think it should be viewed with suspicion, particularly since Hawaiian officials have declared the Certification of Live Birth produced by Obama during last year's campaign showing his birth there as legitimate. The report doesn't indicate where Taitz obtained the photo image of the document. During last year's campaign, there were Internet rumors that Republican campaign operatives had obtained such a document that would be revealed during the presidential race between Obama and Sen. John McCain. Those rumors proved to be untrue. This may be a hoax to completely discredit Taitz ala Dan Rather in her pursuit of numerous lawsuits against Obama challenging his natural born citizen status, a constitutional requirement for being president of the United States. The Daily Kos is already having fun debunking the document here. Poor Orly. She means well.