HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, who befriended President Obama’s parents when they were university students here, has been in office for less than three weeks.
But he is so incensed over “birthers” — the conspiracy theorists who assert that Mr. Obama was born in Kenya and was thus not eligible to become president — that he is seeking ways to change state policy to allow him to release additional proof that the president was born in Honolulu in 1961.
“It’s an insult to his mother and to his father, and I knew his mother and father; they were my friends, and I have an emotional interest in that,” Governor Abercrombie said in a telephone interview late Thursday. “It’s an emotional insult. It is disrespectful to the president; it is disrespectful to the office.”
The governor, a Democrat and former congressman, said he has initiated conversations with the state’s attorney general and the chief of its Health Department about how he can release more explicit documentation of Mr. Obama’s birth on Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital. Read more at msnbc
Monday, December 27, 2010
Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie Wasting Time on Birthers
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie wants to set the birthers straight. But facts mean nothing to birthers. Birthers are cowardly, too cowardly to admit that they fear Obama because he is black. Their claim that Obama was born in Kenya and therefore an illegitimate president was concocted so that they could make sense of the changing world around them. In their world, there are no black presidents. Birthers are small and narrow minded people. No amount of evidence to the contrary could change their beliefs. Birther faith is cult-like. As sincere as Abercrombie's efforts are, they're wasted on the birthers: