Our Forgetful Birthers
Among the many delightful responses to Wednesday’s dramatic reveal of The Birth Certificate of The Preznit of These United States, pride of place must go to WorldNetDaily’s Jerome Corsi, whose upcoming book, Where’s the Birth Certificate?, just suffered the most spectacular Spoiler Alert! in American history.
Because while his life’s work goes down in flames, Jerome Corsi stands defiantly amid the destruction, proclaiming
Fiddle dee dee! As God is my witness, they’re not going to lick me!
Or, more prosaically:
A key problem for Obama is that birth certificates issued to twin girls born one day later at Kapi’olani hospital, the Nordykes, are the Rosetta Stone of deciphering both Obama’s previously released short-form Certification of Live Birth and the newly released purported copy of his long-form birth certificate.
Oooooooh, a new plot twist!
For old times’ sake, let’s hear him out. Bundles of Joy Susan and Gretchen Nordyke were born at Kapi’olani the afternoon after Baby Barry. And if you can get past the Hawaii Health Department Palace Guard, you’ll learn that their birth certificates are numbered 151-61-10637 and 151-61-10638.
But Obama’s birth certificate — 151-61-10641 — is numbered later, even though he was born earlier. And the certificate itself was filed with the state three days earlier than the twins’ documents.
We know what you’re thinking — but only the state issued the numbers, not the hospitals. And they used an old printing system to sequentially number the forms.
With those facts in hand, Corsi swoops in for the kill:
The question, therefore, is how was it possible that the Nordyke twins had their birth certificates accepted by the registrar general in Hawaii three days later than the registrar general accepted Obama’s birth certificate, when the twins’ numbers are lower than Obama’s number?
Have we ever mentioned how much we loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid? Because we have the answer — but darn if somebody else didn’t beat us to it:
One explanation for the out-of-order serial numbers might be that several serialized stacks of birth certificates were made available at different hospitals.
Bingo! The blank forms were already numbered!
And who’s our lucky winner? Why, none other than WorldNetDaily’s Jerome Corsi, writing on July 28, 2009!
In Corsi’s defense, we can’t remember every detail of the 2,500 posts we’ve disgorged over the years, and it would be manifestly unfair of us to catch him in a Google Gotcha.
Which is why we didn’t. Instead, we simply clicked the link to the 2009 story in last night’s post. Much more efficient that way.
And so, in Jerome Corsi’s honor, we present this video of a cute little ducking irritating the shit out of a yappy dog. We think there’s a metaphor in it, but we’re too lazy to draw it out.