Seems HuffPo chased around those recalcitrant “maybe he isn’t, I need to see the paperwork” Congress-folk for naught because they all voted unanimously on a resolution honoring Hawaii’s induction into the union that also states that President Barack Obama is, ahem, a native of it. The resolution is being pushed by Rep. Neil Abercrombie.
As for including the line about Obama, Abercrombie spokesman Dave Helfert told the Huffington Post: “OK. So it happens to mention that the 44th President of the United States was born there on August 4, 1961. Should we ignore that…. I mean what are you going to do, not mention the fact that the 44th president was born in your state?”
Here’s what part of the resolution says:
Recognizing and celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the entry of Hawaii into the Union as the 50th State.
Whereas August 21, 2009, marks the 50th Anniversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s signing of Proclamation 3309, which admitted Hawaii into the Union in compliance with the Hawaii Admission Act, enacted by the United States Congress on March 18, 1959;
Whereas Hawaii is `a place like no other, with a people like no other’ and bridges the mainland United States to the Asia-Pacific region;
Whereas the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was born in Hawaii;
Naturally we all know that this will SILENCE NOTHING, but nice try, Abercrombie. Congrats on your state’s 50th birthday!