Obama's birth certificate: is it real?
POSTED: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 4:07pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:00am
TYLER — Warmth from the obama's innaugural dancing shoes had not even cooled before allegations of "a foreigner in the white house" surfaced.
Speculation the president was not born in Hawaii, rather in Africa and should not have the right to be in the oval office.
One fundementalist Christian group even has a half hour infomercial dedicated to the question of the president's birthplace.
In June the Obama administration released a copy of the president's birth certficate: showing the state of Hawaii as home.
They even launched their own website called: fightthesmears.com.
Some still question the authenticity of this document: the absence of an embossed seal and registrar's signature?
Hawaii's Department of Health reports about a dozen e-mails a day inquiring about the president's birth certificate.
The aloha state maintains embossed seal and signature are on the back and would't be seen on a photocopy.
Some East Texans wonder out loud if it is worth the effort on behalf of the president's opposition and if it is simply too little too late in a rising tide of public opinion against a healthcare plan, a deficit and an economy still trying to regain it's land legs.
Plenty of buzz on the internet, but what do East Texans think about from where their commander in chief hails, and if it really matters?