Obama to Address Birth Certificate at 9:45 AM

President Obama will address the issue of his birth certificate at 9:45 AM. The White House has requested that Hawaii release the long form birth certificate, it can be seen here. I just have to wonder why they didn’t do this two years ago?

When any citizen born in Hawaii requests their birth certificate, they receive exactly what the President received. In fact, the document posted on the campaign website is what Hawaiians use to get a driver’s license from the state and the document recognized by the Federal Government and the courts for all legal purposes. That’s because it is the birth certificate. This is not and should not be an open question. …

At a time of great consequence for this country – when we should be debating how we win the future, reduce our deficit, deal with high gas prices, and bring stability to the Middle East, Washington, DC, was once again distracted by a fake issue.  The President’s hope is that with this step, we can move on to debating the bigger issues that matter to the American people and the future of the country.

Wouldn’t it be nice if they were thinking about winning the future, reducing our deficit and bringing down gas prices? No doubt he’ll come out and give a lecture later this morning.

Update: CNN has more, and Donald Trump is on television saying he’s very proud of himself.

Update II: Memeorandum now has a huge thread and linked. Also linked by The Other McCain, Scared Monkeys and Pirate’s Cove – thanks!