Hello! Do you know when and where Lingle said that?
OK, I found it:
According to that, she said: “...Hawaii is a small state, they are very proud of anyone from home that does well, but honestly Tom, not too many people in Hawaii had heard of Barack Obama until he ran for president. Because as you know, as he was born there, he spent a very few years in school but they are very partial to people who were born in our home state...”
That might let Zeleny off the hook; he said she said BHO was born there. However, it doesn’t let Pilgrim off the hook since Lingle’s parenthetical comment isn’t a verification.