The Post & Email website continues to assume what I have know for some time: birthers will believe anything bad about Obama. It is still counterintuitive that an anonymous person would be “interviewed” about what he “knows” about Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate and that anyone should believe it. It’s a birther rule: sources that have a reason to know something are never named, and sources who are named have no reason to know anything. Birther credulity continues to amaze me, even after all this time.
The P&E story is something like: someone with business contacts in Kenya talked to someone else whose uncle’s gardener also gardens for someone who is a government official and who casually mentioned they had overheard at their golf club that Obama’s birth certificate was secretly being kept in the office of the Prime Minister of Kenya. That’s an approximate version of the story; the original is a little fuzzier.
Of course if the birth certificate were actually under the control of Prime Minister Odinga, how could our intrepid inspector Lucas Smith have obtained a copy from a hospital? This question is raised at the P&E, and Mr. Smith’s document is roundly dissed. The objection: English units instead of metric.
Lucas Smith has responded on his blog that English units are fine. I didn’t bother to check his argument. However, as to government standards, English units seem to be in use in 1961.
Doctors would probably have used whatever they were trained to use. The “correct” answer is really unimportant because Obama was born in Hawaii, so they’re all lying at some point.