I know this was a hot topic before his election and apparently it continues to be a hot one for 10 to 20 people a week.
Hawaii Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino issued statements last year and in October 2008 saying that she’s seen vital records that prove Obama is a natural-born American citizen.
But the state still gets between 10 and 20 e-mails seeking verification of Obama’s birth each week, most of them from outside Hawaii, Kim said Tuesday.
A few of these requesters continue to pepper the Health Department with the same letters seeking the same information, even after they’re told state law bars release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a tangible interest. Responding wastes time and money, Kim said.
I am not a birther. I am fully content with Kim’s response but what irks me is the sentence:
..state law bars release of a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a tangible interest.
If the highest level of office is in question then it one would presume it would be of “tangible interest” to Americans and a copy of the certificate should simply be made public. It would finally shut up the birthers and what would it hurt?
I’m just saying….