It’s all pretty funny to me. Since the left’s attacks on the birth eligibility issue is pretty much like being attacked as RAAAAACIST! — that is, it’s simply a means of shutting down debate and dissent. The MSM plays it up, and all of a sudden you’re lumped in with the 9/11 truthers if you question why no one’s ever releasedthe long form birth certificate, which was issued in August 1961 by the State of Hawaii. (The computer generated COLB is incomplete documentation, and includes no signatures from medical professionals witnessing the birth.)
In any case, for some related humor, see Jerome Corsi, ”Oops! Obama Mama Passport ‘Destroyed’“:
Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the State Department has released passport records of Stanley Ann Dunham, President Obama’s mother – but records for the years surrounding Obama’s 1961 birth are missing.
The State Department claims a 1980s General Services Administration directive resulted in the destruction of many passport applications and other “nonvital” passport records, including Dunham’s 1965 passport application and any other passports she may have applied for or held prior to 1965.
Destroyed, then, would also be any records shedding light on whether Dunham did or did not travel out of the country around the time of Barack Obama’s birth.
The claim made in the Freedom of Information response letter that many passport records were destroyed during the 1980s comes despite a statement on the State Department website that Passport Services maintains U.S. passport records for passports issued from 1925 to the present.
The records released, however, contain interesting tidbits of new information about Obama’s mother, including the odd listing of two different dates and locations for her marriage to Obama’s Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.
Image Credit: The Astute Bloggers, “Naughty Obama Mamma.”
BONUS: I have a long response to Steven Taylor at Outside the Beltway. He claims there’s irrefutable proof of Obama’s birth eligibility. I have raised questions there that so far he’s not answered.