That Nagging Question is Still Out There.

WorldNet Daily:

The Pennsylvania Democrat who has sued Sen. Barack Obama

demanding he prove his American citizenship – and therefore qualification to run for  president – has confirmed he has a recording of a telephone call from the senator’s paternal grandmother confirming his birth in Kenya.

The issue of Obama’s birthplace, which he states is Honolulu in 1961, has been raised enough times that his campaign website has posted an image purporting to be of his “Certification of Live Birth” from Hawaii.

But Philip J. Berg, a former deputy attorney general for Pennsylvania, told the Michael Savage talk radio program tonight that the document is forged and that he has a tape recording he will soon release.

“This has been a real sham he’s pulled off for the last 20 months,” Berg told Savage. “I’ll release it [the tape] in a day or two, affidavits from her talking to a certain person. I heard the tape. She was speaking [to someone] here in the United States.”

He said the telephone call was from Obama’s paternal grandmother affirming she “was in the delivery room in Kenya when he was born Aug. 4, 1961.”

Berg said he’s pursuing the issue because of “the most important document in the United States,” the U.S. Constitution.

“Nothing is more important than enforcing the Constitution,” he said. “The Constitution’s provisions are very small for qualifying for president. One, be over 35, and he is. Two, be in the country 14 years, and he has been. Three, be a natural-born citizen. He is not.”

OK, look, I know there’s been a lot of back and forth on this. But frankly, the question is still an open one. The Snopes arguments against the charge particularly, seem to me to be rather circular in nature, at one point suggesting that we’re to take at face value the rather obvious forgery placed on their website as fact.

Similarly, Fact Check, and their claims that ” FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship.” is the most odious of all, given that FactCheck is run by the Anneberg Foundation, the links of which to Obama have been pretty well established. They’re hardly an unbiased observer.

Sorry. I’d like to see the real one. Until then, this is still an open question.

Cross posted from Bitsblog.

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  1. blackdove | Oct 27, 2008 at 12:44 am | Reply

    what about the question of surrendering his citizenship to attend school in Indonesia?

  2. Bithead | Oct 27, 2008 at 9:01 pm | Reply

    Certainly, another to add to the list. Any one of these would be enough to set the Democrats howling were a Republican to have any of these under their name. But Obama gets a pass.

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