Mike Isikoff managed to get an interview with the Hawaii official who, at the request of Hawaii’s governor, inspected the physical birth certificate – the famous “long form” – documenting the birth in Honolulu of Barack Hussein Obama II at 7:24 pm August 4, 1961.
The official answers the question the birthers have been so relentlessly asking: Why won’t the President release the “long form”? Answer: the “short form” he asked for and got in 2007 is all you get in Hawaii. No one gets a copy of the underlying document.
The original birth certificate, with the doctor’s signature, is backed up by an entry in a bound vital-statistics index, available for public inspection.
Of course, since the whole think was an exercise in bad faith from the git-go, this won’t change anything, including Donald Trump’s ranting and Sarah Palin’s praise of Donald Trump for ranting. But I’m glad Isikoff did the work.