'Kenyan' Obama Birth Certificate Is Mine: Aussie
Forgery by birthers 'so laughable it’s ridiculous'
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2009 2:23 PM CDT
President Barack Obama, marking his 48th birthday today, brings birthday greetings to veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, not shown, who shares the same birthday.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – President Obama’s “Kenyan” birth certificate, posted online by lawyer Orly Taitz, has been debunked as a forgery, and the original document—an old Australian certificate—it was based on has even been discovered. The Australian Broadcast Channel tracked down David Bomford, the man whose genuine birth certificate was used for the forgery. Bomford was quite shocked to have been an unwitting pawn for the US birther movement:

“That is ridiculous,” Bomford said. “Little old person in Adelaide, the president of the United States. I don’t know whether to laugh about it or not, be worried about it. Oh I definitely confirm that the birth certificate was mine. That was quite easy to see—my address, even the style of the birth certificate was an old South Australian one.”
Click the Salon link below to see both documents.

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Kenja
Aug 6, 2009 1:55 AM CDT
Seriously Jamerican, your welcome to express yourself, as long as it isn't offensive. Your racist issues is something you need to have addressed, hence it's why you always support birther articles, you can't any man or woman of color as the President
Robert_Dada
Aug 5, 2009 12:10 PM CDT
I bet now is not a good time for conservatives to lobby their case to change the election rules allowing Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for president.
DarkFrancis
Aug 5, 2009 5:17 AM CDT
A point of pedantry: ABC stands for Australian Broadcasting Corporation. As for this revelation, I'm looking forward to the time we can all coalesce into a hearty laugh about this, but even after the Queen of the Birfers shpwed her desperation by claiming this piece of shit as genuine and going from zero cred to -500, there are still birfers out there quite prepared to keep at it. If only they leveled with us and admitted the reason they don't want Obama is because he's black and they don't know what socialism is. This is the lamest pretext for trying to hide prejudice I have ever seen in my life.