Some folks are anxiously awaiting the release of Jerome Corsi’s next book on the Obama eligibility question, Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President. Reportedly Corsi went to Hawaii to do research. Before the book comes out, I want go get one question clearly out in front of the public. Did Corsi ask the State of Hawaii to verify Obama’s birth information?
Those not familiar with Hawaiian law might be thinking of “tangible interest” or “privacy” and not be aware that Corsi has a simple avenue for obtaining the verification. He can’t get a certified copy of a birth certificate, but he can get what the state calls a “verification in lieu of a certified copy” which is available to someone like Corsi who is “An individual employed, endorsed, or sponsored by a governmental, private, social, or educational agency or organization who seeks to confirm information about a vital event relating to any such record in preparation of reports or publications by the agency or organization for research or educational purposes.”
Read it for yourself: §338-18 Disclosure of records.
If Corsi doesn’t disclose this, or didn’t ask it, one would wonder why.