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Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler has "a lot of doubts" about Obama's birth certificate

5:32 am - 04/11/2012

Rep. Vicky Hartzler — who said last week that she has “doubts” about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate — was simply confirming “that this issue has been raised by many” of her constituents, according to her press secretary on Monday.

Hartzler’s press secretary Steve Walsh said the congresswoman, who told an audience at a town hall meeting she has “a lot of doubts” about the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate, is focused on job creation and the economy — not on the birth certificate controversy.

“In responding to a constituent’s question regarding the Obama birth certificate, Congresswoman Hartzler confirmed that this issue has been raised by many 4th District citizens with whom she has spoken,” Walsh told POLITICO. “Congresswoman Hartzler is focused on bringing about the conditions which are favorable to the creation of jobs and the improvement of America’s economy.”

Last Thursday, the Missouri Republican responded to a constituent’s question about what she thinks regarding Obama’s birth certificate being called a forgery.

“I have a lot of doubts about all that,” she said at the town hall. “But I don’t know, I haven’t seen it. I’m kind of, I’m just at the same place you are on that. You read this, you read that. But I don’t understand why he didn’t show that right away. I mean, if someone asked for my birth certificate, I’d get my baby book and hand it out and say ‘Here it is.’”

Hartzler added that, “I think the main thing we can do, whether you agree or not, I don’t think that’s the real issue, the real issue is this November and there’s an election. And you can sue or go to court or try to get [Obama] to prove this or that, but I think that the main thing is if you like him, get out and vote for him in November, and if you don’t like him, don’t vote for him.”

After the meeting, Hartzler told the Sedalia Democrat, “I have doubts that it is really his real birth certificate, and I think a lot of Americans do, but they claim it is, so we are just going to go with that.”

maladaptive 11th-Apr-2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
Pretty much. Or at least keep it in a fire box in your house, not in a baby book. FFS. Good luck replacing that if something were to happen.
quizzicalsphinx 11th-Apr-2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
Cool Story time: twelve years ago, when my husband and I were married, we found out that his mother was keeping all the family records in a series of decorative three-gallon popcorn tins in her spare bedroom. All the family records. For six children. Spanning the course of the past four decades. And had no idea which records were where. It took us four days to find it. We secured our wedding license about thirty-six hours before we were actually married.
amyura 11th-Apr-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
In my state, if you live close to where you were born, it's actually not hard. You go to the town hall and ask for a copy. I think it costs five dollars.

Obviously, it's a bit more of an issue if you're living in Illinois and were born in Hawaii, though.
mysid 13th-Apr-2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Actually, it's harder than that these days because the Federal Government decided to crack down on ID fraud as part of the "War on Terrorism". Now, in order to get a copy, you usually have to prove that you are you with a photo ID.

Of course, since most people are trying to get a copy in order to use it when applying for a photo ID, it can be a Catch 22. And if your state has decided that you need a photo ID to vote in November, well, you're just out of luck.
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