Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama should take a leaf from the prodigious book of his buddy, Venezuela Hugo Chavez’s when it comes to settling disputes on secret birth certificates.
Both Obama and Chavez surface on the Interpol confirmed information discovered on two retrieved laptop computers of dead Colombian FARC terrorist Raul Reyes.
Records of $300-million offerings from Chavez and a spate of his polite thank you notes dating back to 1992 were found on the laptops.
Computer records also make it clear that FARC terrorists were hoping and expecting that Barack Obama would win the US elections in November because he was most aligned, or perceived as sympathetic to the Colombian jungle Marxist group.
Chavez recently moved away from his FARC support, choosing instead to denounce FARC members.
The loved ones of Colombians held captive by FARC await the same from Obama.
But Chavez and Obama are polls apart when it comes to taking action on the secrecy of birth certificates.
According to WorldNetDaily, “Bloggers are raising questions about Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s qualifications to be U.S. president, because of the secrecy over his birth certificate and the requirement presidents be “natural-born” U.S. citizens.
“Jim Geraghty, reporting on the Campaign Spot, cited the “unlikely but still circulating rumor that Obama was born not within the United States, but elsewhere, possibly Kenya.” (WorldNetDaily, June 10, 2008.)
Perhaps Obama’s new “war room” to deal with media criticism can sort it all out.
Responding for the first time publicly to the claims of 31-year-old Salomon Fernandez, that he’s Chavez’s long lost son, Chavez backed up his denial with Fernandez’s birth certificate.
“The president said he has investigated the matter, including obtaining a birth certificate, but is sure he never knew Fernandez’s mother. He accused Fernandez of seeking publicity and said he has nothing to hide.” (Jorge Rueda, the Associate Press, June 10, 2008).
Fernandez and the president share a similar build and facial features.
But anyone would know that Chavez has an affinity for loud red shirts and has a habit of showing up dressed n the combat fatigues of his old paramilitary days.
In a photo on his Website, Fernandez, who until recently longed to run for governor of Carabobo state, sports a bright red shirt similar to the ones worn by the man he says is his father.
But looking like Chavez does not a son make.
Aware of the resemblance Chavez himself laughed off the look-alike, saying even his daughter Maria told him after seeing a TV interview with Fernandez: “Papa, he looks a little like you.”
Referring to the 31-year-old Fernandez as a “boy”, Chavez said “If this boy were my son, I would have him here with me. I love my children.”
Chavez came up with a birth certificate in his “Don’t-call-me-Daddy” dilemma.
Excuses of potential identify theft by the Obama campaign notwithstanding, the best way to prove that Obama was born in the United States of America, would be to whip out the senator’s birth certificate.
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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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