President Obama has released his birth certificate, so that means the mystery is solved and the birther movement can close up shop, right? Not by a long shot.
Birther hero Donald Trump said he hopes it "checks out" and will have experts analyzing every last detail of the paperwork. Others have already claimed it is a forgery.
Over at The Smoking Gun, it is highlighting what it admits are "a few nutty points" that birthers will cling to in their continued efforts to discredit Obama and his "supposed" birth certificate:
-- If the original document was in a bound volume (as reflected by the curvature of the left hand side of the certificate), how can the green patterned background of the document's safety paper be so seamless?
-- Why, if Obama was born on August 4, 1961, was the “Date Accepted by Local Reg.” four days later on August 8, 1961?
-- What is the significance of the smudges in the box containing the name of the reported attendant?
-- David A. Sinclair, the M.D. who purportedly signed the document, died nearly eight years ago at age 81. So he is conveniently unavailable to answer questions about Obama’s reported birth.
-- In the “This Birth” box there are two mysterious Xs above “Twin” and “Triplet.” Is there a sibling or two unaccounted for?
-- What is the significance of the mysterious numbers, seen vertically, on the document’s right side?
-- Finally, the “Signature of Local Registrar” in box 21 may be a desperate attempt at establishing the document’s Hawaiian authenticity. Note to forgers: It is spelled “Ukulele.”