In a confusing remark to a radio interviewer, Hawaii Republican Governor Lingle stated that the Hawaii department of health director had confirmed Obama’s birth at the Kapi’olani hospital in Honolulu.
The health director did not actually name the hospital in her official statements. My guess is that Lingle got the name of the hospital when she attended the centennial celebration of Kapi’olani back in January where a letter from Obama was read stating that he was born there. It is also “common knowledge” in Hawaii that this is the hospital where Obama was born, according to the Honolulu Advertiser newspaper. I think Lingle just confused what the health director said with what she knew from other sources.
The following is excerpted from the Lingle interview: