The most important paragraph in this piece about the never-ending birth-certificate meshugas:
[Hawaii's] Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who was a friend of Obama's parents and knew him as a child, said last month he wanted to release more of the state's birth information about Obama. But he ended the effort last week when the state attorney general told him that privacy laws bar disclosure of an individual's birth documentation without the person's consent.In this case, "the person" is, of course, Obama. My guess as to why he hasn't given his consent: because the controversy helps him paint his opponents as unstable.