Hollywood Insider reporter Mike Evans says he lied misspoke – or whatever – when he quoted Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie saying Obama’s birth records are nowhere to be found in in Hawaii. I could see this coming. In an interview with Fox News, Evans said “I never talked to him.” In fact, Evans says he hasn’t talked to Abercrombie since he became governor.
UPDATE: When you are finished here, please visit Reaganite Republican Resistance for two more bits of “natural born” conversation, one regarding an alleged quote from Obama that I had not heard prior to Reaganite’s article.
“Only this I can you tell you is 100 percent fact: that Neil never told me there was no birth certificate,” Evans told Fox News. “I never talked to him.”
Last week’s radio interview was part of Evans’ syndicated five-minute feature, “On the Road with Mike Evans,” which is broadcast on 34 stations across the country each morning.
On the morning of Jan. 20, Evans says he accidentally told one of those radio stations — KQRS — that he’d spoken directly with Gov. Abercrombie about the Obama birth certificate.
“I was on 34 radio stations that morning. That was the only station where I said, instead of saying ‘the hospital said there’s no birth certificate’ I misspoke and said Neil said that,” Evans said. “I misspoke and I apologize for that. I apologize to Neil.”
On January 22nd, the New York Daily News had the story of Abercrombie’s quest to clear-up the hidden/missing/non-existant birth certificate of the 44th president of the United States. Abercrombie was told what all of us already knew, Hawaiian law forbids releasing the document without the express consent of the person birthed, in this case, Barack Obama.
Abercrombie had been loud about his intent, which was to clear the good name of Obama’s grandparents, who he knew. This article says Barack Obama and Abercrombie are “friends.” I’d bet the farm Obama and Abercrombie have never discussed the POTUS birth certificate.
“There is nothing more that Gov. Abercrombie can do within the law to produce a document,” Abercrombie’s spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Friday. “Unfortunately, there are conspirators who will continue to question the citizenship of our president.”
Abercrombie has stated that he wants to put to rest assertions that Obama may not have been born in the United States and therefore is not eligible to serve as president, assertions fueled by Obama’s lack of a hospital-generated birth certificate.
But Limbaugh noted that Abercrombie now says “a hospital generated birth certificate for Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health. He said efforts were still being made to track down definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii.
“Remember, he started out, the whole reason for doing this, was to get it off the table so it wasn’t an election issue for 2014.
“But he’s done the exact opposite now. How many of us could get away with saying, ‘Yeah, there’s a little notation somewhere there in the archives, but we can’t find the birth certificate.’”
Limbaugh compared Abercrombie’s vow to demonstrate Obama’s Hawaii birth before he knew he could produce the birth certificate to a lawyer granting immunity to someone before knowing what the person was going to say.