Man oh man oh man, you will not believe what they're peddling now.
On June 2, Politico reported:
White House Counsel Bob Bauer will step down from his post and return to private practice, where he will assist President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, the White House announced Thursday.Pretty cut and dried, right?
Kathryn Ruemmler, the current principal deputy counsel to the president, will take Bauer’s place when he returns to the Washington office of the Perkins Coie law firm.
Bauer will resume the role he had during Obama’s 2008 presidential run, serving as general counsel to the campaign and to the Democratic National Committee, and as personal lawyer to Obama, the White House said. The change will allow him to help Obama’s reelection campaign navigate an increasingly complex legal thicket created by a recent Supreme Court ruling that allowed more corporate spending on politics and by the prospect of new, well-funded political committees trying to shape the 2012 presidential race.
Not so much for Jerome Corsi, PhD. From WND:
The author of the best-selling "Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible To Be President" charged today the resignation of White House counsel Bob Bauer is the result of his participation in the release of Barack Obama's "Certificate of Live Birth," which he fears would not stand up to the scrutiny of any serious investigation by the FBI, Congress or the media.And here's Corsi's conspiracy:
But Jerome Corsi, Ph.D., who authored the "Where's the Birth Certificate?" book that debuted at No. 6 on the New York Times best-sellers list after reaching No. 1 several weeks earlier at Amazon.com, said, "I think Bauer's resignation marks the beginning of the Obama eligibility cover-up starting to unwind."See, the story is that before the long form certificate was released the birthers believed that the long form certificate said something different than the short form released in 2007.
Corsi believes Bauer "felt compelled" to resign because of the growing substance to worries that the eligibility issue will blow up into a full-scale investigation.
"Bauer sent Perkins and Coie attorneys to Honolulu to pick up from the Hawaii Department of Health what he believed would be two certified copies of Obama's 1961 long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate," Corsi said.
"When the White House released to the public the birth certificate in the form of a PDF computer file obviously created on Adobe software and a Xerox copy, Bauer realized the Hawaii DOH had participated in the fraud," Corsi charged.
Corsi said he had been tipped off early in February that a long-form birth document for Obama had been forged and that the document was to be released.
Now that it's known that the long form and the short form tell the same tale, the long form, according to Corsi and the birthers, must be a forgery.
It's all so simple, isn't it?
As a footnote, the birthers at WND are moving to another area of research - Obama's passport.
Take a look:
In this era of tight airport security, the Transportation Safety Administration typically will not allow a passenger to board an airplane if the name printed on the ticket differs from the way it appears on government-issued identification.It says "Barack Hussein Obama II" on the birth certificates but only "Barack Hussein Obama" on the passport!
Now that the White House has released President Obama's purported long-form birth certificate, a question arises as to why the name on that document does not match the name on his State Department passport.
As the State Department takes the info off of whatever embossed birth certificates are submitted, there's now a question as to why they don't match. From WND:
Presumably, the State Department intends to use the full name presented on the birth certificate as the name presented on the passport.WND: Crazie, crazier, craziest.
Since Obama has refused to release his passport records, it is impossible to determine what documents were submitted to the State Department to obtain the passport.