Family Security Matters blog has a nifty article on the status of the Obama Birth Certificate controversy, and does a neat little job of encapsulating the various controversies swirling around the issue:
Given this level of general incompetency and sloppiness within the Congress, is it any surprise that a sitting Judge (U.S. District Court Judge John Robertson, a Clinton appointee) would follow suit, and imply that the critical legal, Constitutional issue of whether Mr. Obama is eligible to be President, has already been determined by Twittering and blogging? The intellectual sloppiness and disregard for the requirements of the Constitution appear to be pouring over into U.S. courtrooms as well. Sen. John McCain, born to American parents at a U.S. military base, in contrast, was investigated for his birth in the Panama Canal Zone and to quell the dispute, produced his birth records. The Senate voted unanimously (in a nonbinding resolution) in April 2008 to declare that McCain was indeed, an eligible candidate. A senior official of the McCain campaign showed a reporter a copy of the senator’s birth certificate issued by Canal Zone health authorities.
There’s also a great sense of perspective you get from this article. The original controversy was started by a Hillary supporter. How Snopes.com seems to have manipulated facts at their usually outstanding website to support Obama. Threats to the supporters of these lawsuits. And why doesn’t Obama just produce the damned Birth Certificate, like John McCain did, for God’s sake?
This very ugly thing gains more traction just by virtue of the fact that that’s it continues to be unanswered, and that Obama refuses to do the simple thing, the easiest thing, the honest and forthcoming thing by just releasing the damned Birth Certificate. This, of course, makes you wonder WHY he won’t do it.
And the most likely answer is, because he can’t do it.
You really should go to Family Security Matters blog and read the whole thing. Today, if not now.