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The Arizona Secretary of State has gone full-tilt, industrial-strength birther.

Here's a letter he sent to the State of Hawaii, courtesy of TPM:

March 30, 2012

Hawaii Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Vital Records Issuance Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801

Ladies and gentlemen:

Enclosed please find a request for a verification in lieu of a certified copy for the birth record of Barack Hussein Obama II. In addition to the items to be verified in the attached form, please verify the following items from the record of birth:

Department of Health File #151 61 10641
Time of birth: 7:24 p.m.
Name of hospital: Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital
Age of father: 25
Birthplace of Father: Kenya, East Africa
Age of mother: 18
Birthplace of mother: Wichita, Kansas
Date of signature of parent: 8-7-1961
Date of signature of attendant: 8-8-1961
Date accepted by local registrar: August-8 1961

Additionally, please verify that the attached copy of the Certificate of Live Birth for Mr. Obama is a true and accurate representation of the original record in your files.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.


Ken Bennett
Arizona Secretary of State

BUT -- as they say on late night teevee -- BUT WAIT!!!  IT GET'S BETTER -- below the little curly thing.

TPM also has details of conversations between the Arizona SecState and the Hawaii Deputy Attorney General who told him to "GFY!!!"

Deputy Attorney General Jill Nagamine’s response? “We need more information to substantiate that you are eligible to receive verification.”

In an interview with the Associated Press late Friday, a spokesman for the Hawaii attorney general said Bennett still has yet to show that he legitimately needs a verification of Hawaii’s birth certificate despite numerous emails back and forth.

TPM has a chain of conversations between Arizona and Hawaii officials that's really worth reading.

Meanwhile, we -- that's WE, as in ALL OF US -- need to contact the Arizona Secretary of State and demand that he investigate Willard Romney's birth certificate with the same vigor that he is looking into Obama's.

Here's contact info:

Email the Arizona SecState here:

Phone numbers:  
ADMINISTRATION - Management Team, call (602) 542-4919
ELECTION SERVICES - Management Team, call (602) 542-8683
PUBLIC SERVICES - Management Team, call (602) 542-4086

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