Friday, October 31, 2008

A final answer on Sen. Obama's birth certificate

There was a Chicago Tribune article about the Obama birth certificate controversy in the Oct. 30 edition. I wrote the author to ask about a specific point.

Dear Sir:

The argument I heard on The Savage Nation from the guy who runs is that Sen. Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate is actually a "Certification of Live Birth" and is not a valid birth certificate. Did your research reveal any evidence to that effect?

Great article. Thanks for clearing up the conspiracy-fueled confusion.

--Ken Salkover

His response:

Ken, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Health, Janice Okubo, says the Certification of Live Birth IS the birth certificate. The two terms are interchangeable. Obama’s certificate, when shown to her, looks identical to hers, she says (except for the name).

I followed up with your exact question to her today. Her response is as follows:

“There is no difference. Both terms are interchangeable.


Thank you for reading the Tribune, and for your questions.

-- James Janega
Chicago Tribune

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