Hummmmm? SNIP: I believe that the president was born in Hawaii. But am I the only curious cat who thinks it's rather odd for that state's newly-elected governor, plus Chris Matthews of MSNBC, both liberal Democrats, to have just forced the "Birther" issue to rise again? December 29, 2010 - by Kyle-Anne Shiver Share | Am I the only curious cat in America who thinks it rather odd that the newly elected governor of Hawaii a liberal Democrat has just forced the Birther issue to rise again? Not only has Hawaiis governor-elect, Neil Abercrombie, just announced that he is on a mission to bury the Birther issue, but Chris Obama-sends-a-tingle-up-my-leg Matthews now wants to know why President Obama doesnt release the darned document and put this relentlessly pursuing ghost to rest once and for all. If Abercrombie and Matthews were utterly desperate Republican operatives, hog-tied to a sinking political ship, I might understand the newly reincarnated brouhaha. But both these men are as-liberal-as-liberal-gets Democrats. And Republicans, at this juncture, are anything but desperate. They are set to begin the 112th Congress with the clout of a mid-term election landslide not seen since 1938. So, what on earth would motivate a governor-elect with more real problems than any sane man would want on his plate to go fiddling around in an issue which for all intents and purposes is as dead as a doornail? It simply makes no sense in the real world, where real unemployment still hovers at double-digits, where the president is about to face a real hostile Congress, and in an atmosphere where the seasons holly- jolly spirit is about to melt faster than snow on the ground in Atlanta. If you ask me, this folderol of reincarnating the Birther issue by two prominent liberal Democrats just smacks of orchestrated political psy-ops. Hoping to get a prominent and public rise out of Republicans and/or conservative pundits, these two utterly loyal-to-the-president guys Abercrombie and Matthews are simply creating a diversion in the hopes that their party can regain some of the traction its lost over the past 2 years. Now, Ive never fit the standard, press-defined definition of a Birther. I do believe that the president was born in Hawaii. Ive written only one column on the Birther controversy and that was back in August 2009. As I opined back then, the whole controversy has legs because of the complete dearth of documentation regarding this president. No presidential candidate of the past 30 years has been permitted the level of secrecy and non-disclosure that President Obama received. To date the following are all undisclosed: all at site. the rest at. Pajamas Media Democrats Force Birther Issue to Rise Again: What Gives?