Saturday, January 22, 2011


That's all anyone can reasonably say about Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie's recent birther stunt:
Abercrombie, who was a friend of Obama's parents and knew him as a child, launched an investigation last month into whether he can release more information about the president's Aug. 4, 1961 birth. The governor said at the time he was bothered by people who questioned Obama's birthplace for political reasons.

But Abercrombie's attempt reached a dead end when Louie told him the law restricted his options.
As if. He knows the score--Obama has spent millions to stop birther lawsuits to presumably keep discovery away from the so-called vault copy. Unless he's an abject burnout or crazy like a fox he had no business wasting time by launching an 'investigation' he knew was going nowhere. It's completely unbecoming of a state governor, and certainly has the stench of stunt all over it, probably to divert from the incoming GOP House. Fail so far, if so.

But someone should ask Abercrombie why he thinks anyone running for president should be against producing any reasonable document requested by the citizenry he wishes to govern, since to do so is in effect to honor the constitution itself. That's what McCain did when his birth thing came up. And that's what Abercrombie was supposedly doing on Barack's behalf, to stop the speculation. Seems an easy fix to all of this nonsense, that is, unless it's being done for politics--which if so would be rather unbecoming of a president.

Oh well, here's this week's musical selection. The title seems apropos:

BTW, here's Sugarloaf's big hit, performed live in 2008.


LASunsett said...

Good tune, as was Green-Eyed Lady.

As for the main body of the post, it's amazing that Abercrombie spent all that time and energy saying he was going to produce it and now we find he can't. Nothing different from what we heard before. It just adds more fuel to the fire and creates more suspicion among those who are keeping this thing alive.

If he's a friend to the family, it seems he did more harm than good. Obama doesn't want it released or it would be. It's just that simple. To try anything else is going to be futile, the best appraoch is to vote him out in 12 and be done with it, that way.

A.C. McCloud said...

Normal human decency would dictate that a friend of the family would have contacted Obama FIRST before starting this thing up, so I find it hard to believe this wasn't coordinated.

I'd love to be a fly on the wall at some of these political meetings/calls.

Debbie said...

Rush Limbaugh's take on this was interesting, then he decided it might all be a ploy to get the birthers stirred up again and then make them look stupid near the 2012 elections, who knows.

It will be interesting to watch. I'm wondering if it will truly be an issue for Obama's re-election? Perhaps Abercrombie isn't as good a friend as he claims.

Right Truth

A.C. McCloud said...

Debbie, I'm somewhat persuaded by an argument that says Abercrombie is trying to remove his own arse from the pedestal if somebody spills the truth at some point down the line. He can then say "I tried", etc. But gut feeling says he cleared it with Obama first (since he claims to be an old friend) and it was done to stoke the birther flame to divert from real issues.

Cashill's book will apparently suggest another possibility--that Stanley Ann actually got in trouble in 1960 while in Seattle, which is the reason the family dropped everything and moved to Hawaii. When Barack came along they used him as a surrogate husband, which helped him as well. Then when Soetoro came along he got adopted and used that name to get a tuition discount at Occidental, since his mom was still living there. That would explain the transcripts.

Interesting theories but he's still eligible.