“The telltale sign for me was when Hawaii refused to let officials from Arizona see the original public records.”
They didn’t need to. They merely needed to verify the facts, which they did. And Arizona was content. Had Arizona - which does NOT love Obama - not been content, they could have sued Hawaii in court to release more.
Don't fall into the same trap as 2nd amendment supporters are being led into.
It's not a matter of "need." It's a matter of being able to exercise your Constitutional rights. You don't have to justify your choice to exercise your rights to someone else.
Arizona has a Constitutional right to prove Hawaii's record, whether anybody thinks they "need" to or not.
If you don't exercise your rights, you run the risk of losing them. I was disappointed that Arizona did not push it further. You say they were content. I think the Obama administration threatened them into acquiesence. One just has to look at all the reporters now coming forward with tales of being threatened by the Obama administration to know that it is going on everywhere.