You are assuming he was born in a hospital. There are no records of HOW the papers got that announcment. That is why it really does not say much.
“You are assuming he was born in a hospital.”
That’s what family members and Obama himself have said.
I am not assuming but concluding that as the most likely scenario based on the timing of the newspaper announcements.
People registering a foreign birth do it months and years later as need for documentation arises, not 4 days after birth. the place you register a birth right after the event is IN THE LOCALITY OF THE BIRTH.
” There are no records of HOW the papers got that announcement.”
Journalists checked with the process these papers used, so its known the source. Hospitals -> records office -> newspaper.
” That is why it really does not say much.”
It says *something* but that something is discounted by birthers because it is inconvenient to their doubts.
It’s pretty clear to me that it debunks the ‘out of Africa’ fairytale though. There is no way you can or would register a birth on a different continent in Honolulu 4 days after the birth. If a pregnant woman wants to go through the trouble of making it appear there is a birth in her hometown where she lives, the best way is to *STAY HOME*. (Which she did.)
This also debunks the lie about her being shuttled off the island out of shame. Kind of tough to hide a birth that you announce in the hometown newspaper.