Now, Democrats in the state legislature are claiming the demand to see Obama's birth certificate was not as great as they originally thought, certainly not a demand sufficient to slow up or otherwise interfere with the orderly operation of the Hawaii Department of Health.
Rep. Rida Cabanilla, the Democrat who first introduced the bill, said she decided to drop the issue after she learned [...] that requests to the Hawaii Department of Health to see Obama's birth documents have declined to just a few a week.
"The demand is dying down," Cabanilla told the Associated Press. "If they still get a lot of requests, I could have pushed it more."
Jerome Corsi lets us know that the plan for Hawaii to sell a certification that Obama was born in their state has died. I wonder if the legislators finally realized what a fraud that would have been. Or, could it have been something else, like an outside influence from the White House, that told them not to do it?
In the following video, Karl Rove explains to Bill O'Reilly how it is a great strategy by the Democrats and Obama administration to keep the birth certificate issue going in order to divide the Republicans.
Video provided by TheREALjohnny2k
So, perhaps the plan to sell the fake birth certificates would have put more focus on Democrats on the island and discredited them rather than on the division between the Republicans and discrediting the "birthers."
But then, maybe the Hawaiian legislators realized just how stupid it would make them look, so they dropped the plan. They may have also realized that Billy Mays is no longer alive to do the infomercial.
Why Hawaii now wants to sell 'birth certificate'
Hawaii to keep Obama 'birth certificate' secret
Democrats kill plan to sell access for $100
By Jerome R. Corsi
February 18, 2011 ~ 7:45 pm Eastern
© 2011 WorldNetDaily
The Hawaii state legislature has abandoned plans to develop and sell for $100 a newly created document carrying the official seal of the state designed to convince an increasingly skeptical American public that Barack Obama actually was born in Hawaii.READ FULL STORY at WorldNetDaily.com
There is no indication the Hawaii state legislature made any effort to locate Obama's long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate in the vault archives of the Hawaii Department of Health as part of its work.
But the bill, HB1116, died in the House Health Committee without a hearing, after the legislature missed a Friday deadline for the plan to advance to the House Finance Committee, a required step before the bill could move forward.
The explanation for dropping the bill – Hawaii's privacy laws, an objection Hawaii House Democrats did not consider an obstacle when the legislation was introduced last month.
House Health Committee chairman Ryan Yamane told the Associated Press on Thursday that he did not think it was appropriate to sell to the public private information protected by Hawaii's privacy laws.
"We shouldn't take knee-jerk reactions," Yamane, a Democrat, told the Associate Press. "Just because there are people who want this information, that doesn't mean we should change our state statute so a private, personal record could be accessible for $100."
This was the same excuse Gov. Neil Abercrombie had used to abandon his much-touted effort to use the power and authority of the governor's office to settle once and for all the Obama birth controversy by finding in the vault archives of the Hawaii Department of Health Obama's long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate and releasing the document to a skeptical public.
Hawaii's Revised Statute HRS338 restricts making public birth certificate and other birth vital records only to those who have a "direct and tangible interest," namely the person applying for the certified birth certificate copy, a member of the immediate family, or others with a legal interest such as an adoptive parent or a legal guardian.
The language of HB1116 attempted to skirt these restrictions by modifying Hawaii law such that for a fee of $100, the Hawaii Department of Health will release "a copy of a birth record" for those HB1116 defines as "persons of prominence," such as Barack Obama or any other Hawaiian running for president.
The tip-off that the proposed legislation intended to withhold from public disclosure President Obama's long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate, if such a document exists, came in an interview Democratic Rep. John Mizuno, one of the Democratic co- sponsors of the measure gave to Gina Mangieri reporting for KHON2 in Hawaii.
"If the people are so concerned about Barack Obama and if he was actually born in Hawaii, born in the United States, let them pay a fee of 100 bucks," Mizuno told KHON2. "We can certainly use the money, and we don't need to hear their complaining anymore."
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