I wasn’t going to say any more about the Obama birth certificate controversy, but I found this intriguing.
Mike in the Morning, a radio talk show out of Detroit MI, (of all places!), decided to call the Kenyan embassy a little over a week ago, and talk about the reaction in Kenya to Obama’s victory in the 2008 Presidential election. I think it was meant to be a light hearted interview…it doesn’t seem like they went into this with the intention of making headlines. They started off talking to a secretary, but were eventually patched through to the Kenyan Ambassador, H.E. Peter Ogego. The pertinent part of the audio starts at 2:35:
My impression is that the question about Obama’s birthplace was meant as a joke… not to be taken seriously. But His Excellency Peter Ogego answered it seriously, and frankly.
A few things to consider in case you’re thinking this was some sort of prank:
1. The audio of this conversation (the first part of the call can be heard, here) is posted at the WRIF radio station’s website. I doubt the station would put its reputation and FCC radio license on the line for a hoax.
2. That sure sounds like H.E. Peter Ogego’s voice. Compare here.
3. Listen to the genuine surprise of the talk show hosts after the call.
The only argument that detractors can convincingly make, is that the Ambassador and most, if not all of Kenya’s citizen’s, including Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, (who claims to have witnessed his birth), are mistaken about this.
“At least two of his relatives in Kenya claim to have been present at his birth in Mombasa, Kenya. In addition, the Obama machine has scoffed at requests to see the form of the Hawaiian birth certificate that includes the specific hospital in which the delivery took place. The form released by the campaign does not include that information, leading to suspicions Obama might have been one of the foreign-born babies of the 1960s who were, nonetheless, provided birth certificates by the state of Hawaii.”
“Hawaii Revised Statute 338-178 allows registration of birth in Hawaii for a child that was born outside of Hawaii to parents who, for a year preceding the child’s birth, claimed Hawaii as their place of residence,” the document said. “The only way to know where Senator Obama was actually born is to view Senator Obama’s original birth certificate from 1961 that shows the name of the hospital and the name and signature of the doctor that delivered him.”
The Supremes will also be reviewing one of the citizenship cases on December 5th.
Alan Keyes, who was a candidate for President in the 2008 race, has filed a CA court petition regarding Obama’s eligibility.
To be honest, until now, I’ve been pretty convinced that Obama was born in Hawaii, but that there were still some legitimate questions about his citizenship because of the years he was a citizen of Indoniesia. Now I’m reconsidering my earlier assessment.
I guess this makes me a “truther”, or “fringe” blogger. But until Obama produces that vault birth certificate, I will question his eligibility. Aren’t we still a nation of laws?
Political Pistachio had an interesting discussion on his Blog Radio show about the total media blackout on this story.
PETITION FOR PUBLIC RELEASE OF
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE
To: Electoral College, Congress of the United States, Federal Elections Commission, U.S. Supreme Court, President of the United States, other controlling legal authorities
To sign the petition, click here.
Currently being considered by the SCOTUS:
Docket # 08570 Phillip Berg (aka Nut Job) V. State of Pa.
Concerning Eligibilty of Obama…..Defendants ordered to respond by Dec 1st……Waived right to respond 11-18…..Justice Souter. Now Judge asked for response and got a Legal Non-response?
Docket # 08-A407 Leo Donofrio V. State of NJ
Concerning Eligibility of Obama again…..This case has been set for “Conference” on Dec 5,2008 Justice Clarence Thomas.
Thanks to LaptoLizard
You would think that the media would be just a teensy bit interested in this.
UPDATE III (Nov. 24):
Via Atlas Shrugs, Alan Keyes’ Lawyer, Orly Taitz, has issued the following statement:
We need to write to all the governmental official listed in the attachments, including pres Bush, that due to the fact that Mr. Obama refused to provide proof of eligibility (Hawaii allows to issue birth certificates to children of Hawaiian residents, that are born abroad, and issue them based on a statement of one realtive only) , he cannot be certified as President and he cannot receive National Security CIA briefings.
We believe all the Secretaries of State should give Mr. Obama 24 hours to sign the consent for release of any and all documents, verifying his eligibility, including, but not limited to a certified copy of his original birth certificate with the name and the signature of the doctor and the name of the hospital, certified copy of the birthing records from the hospital noted in the birth certificate, any and all passports with all the immigration stamps, application and registration forms from Columbia university, Harvard college, Occidental College and the schools in Indonesia, that Mr. Obama attended; and official response from the Governments of Great Britain, Kenya and Indonesia in regards to Mr. Obama’s citizenship status in those countries. If Mr. Obama refuses to provide such consent, or if the consent is provided, but the documents show him to be ineligible, no Secretary of State and no Governor of State has any legal right to sign the Certificate of Ascertainment, no Elector has any legal right to sign a certificate of vote, since doing so will constitute aiding and abetting fraud in voting and punishable by up to 3 years in jail (California election code 18500) and similarly punishable by corresponding statutes in other states of the union, it possibly can be viewed as aiding and abeting commission of treason.
This has to be forwarded to all the media outlets. We need to write to the media, that American citizens are reasonably relying on them to provide them with information in regards to such issues of National Importance. Refusal by Media to publish information in regards to Mr. Obama’s status as a British Citizen by birth and other issues relating to his lack of eligibility to be the President of the US, is de facto aiding and abetting commission of fraud in voting and elections (see above).
I believe we should contact all sponsors and all advertisers and all citizens that believe in the Constitution of this country an demand that they boycott all the media outlets that refuse to air this information that is akin to a Constitutional crisis. We should start a recall of all the Governors and Secretaries of States that sign the certificates of Ascertainment without proof of eligibility. No member of US military can be expected to risk his life under orders of a Commander in Chief, who was not willing to produce proof of his eligibility for office, no order or law signed by somebody, who was not proven to be eligible will be valid. We have to stop this constitutional crisis.
Orly Taitz DDS Esq
UPDATE (November 28):
WND took the initiative to call the Kenyan Ambassador, H.E. Peter Ogego. He claims that his words were “misquoted and edited” for the radio program. But they couldn’t have been edited because the interview ran live, and he wasn’t misquoted either. He said what he said.
Clark: “We want to congratulate you on Barack Obama, our new president, and you must be very proud.”
Ogego: “We are. We are. We are also proud of the U.S. for having made history as well.”
Fellhauer: “One more quick question, President-elect Obama’s birthplace over in Kenya, is that going to be a national spot to go visit, where he was born?”
Ogego: “It’s already an attraction. His paternal grandmother is still alive.”
Fellhauer: “His birthplace, they’ll put up a marker there?”
Ogego: “It would depend on the government. It’s already well known.”
So now Ogego is saying the hosts misquoted and edited the audio recording of his comments.
“I’m already infuriated by the whole thing,” he said. “The radio itself had a cynicism to it. I didn’t mind that, but to misquote me is unacceptable. They are circulating misinformation regarding Mr. Obama’s birthplace.”
However, WRIF’s Mike Clark told WND the show never manipulated the audio recording in anyway.
“I can assure you that nothing was edited or stated out of context,” he said.
Nonetheless, Ogego insisted he was speaking about Barack Obama Sr., and not President-elect Obama.
“They asked me about Obama’s father, not Obama,” Ogego said with a raised voice. “This is common-sense knowledge. Nobody is fooling anybody.”
But Clark said Ogego’s claim that he was speaking about Barack Obama Sr. doesn’t add up.
“If you listen to the call in its entirety, you will find it was very obvious we were all talking about President-elect Barack Obama and not his father,” Clark said. “So, the idea that he thought we were talking about his father seems a little farfetched to me.”
Clark said Ogego’s statement that Obama’s Kenyan birthplace was already an attraction caught them off guard.
“The point is, we expected him to say, ‘No. Obama was not born in Kenya, but there is an attraction to honor his father.’ I would have thought that would have been the answer if anything,” he said.
Curiouser and curiouser.
UPDATE (December 21):
Kenyan Government Issues Gag Order On Obama’s Kenyan Family.
The government has blocked Kenyan members of President-elect Barrack Obama’s extended family from talking to the media. Family members will have to ask permission from government before issuing making any statement concerning Obama. The government will also vet all those seeking information about the family.
“We are doing this because we want to ensure better flow of information.