To add to my earlier post, what the official seems to have said was that Obama has a Hawaii birth certificate, not that he was born in Hawaii.If Obama was indeed born in Kenya and his birth subsequently registered in Hawaii where his mother lived, he would be issued with a Hawaii birth certificate, but one which didn't say that he was born in Hawaii, so the official's statement doesn't exclude that.This is at the crux of those lawsuits: they wany to see the birth certificate so they can see what it says about where he was born.When these cases started, like you I thought it was a Hail Mary, but Obama's response has been bizarre.If he'd simply sent an aide over to the courthouse and shown them his birth certificate, all of this would have gone away.Instead, he's spent what, hundreds of thousands of dollars ? by now millions ? on lawyering uo and arguing that members of the public "lack standing" to challenge his eligibility, and you've got to wonder why he'd go to that trouble. That's what provoked the Keyes suit: as a presidential candidate himself, Alan Keyes should have standingThis is all very silly and all Obama needs to do is produce a birth certificateI'd go further: if Obama did abandon his citizenship in Indonesia as some argue, and didn't apply to have it reinstated, then he's in the US illegally and should be deported. McCain may also need to produce a birth certificate: some have argued that he may have been born at a hospital in Colon OUTSIDE the Canal Zone, but what that changes is unclear as both his parents were US citizens and of age.Incidentally, although Mitt Romney was born in the US, his father George who ran for pres. in 1968 was born in Mexico, because a number of mormons moved there when the US clamped down on polygamy.