It appears so.
The latest “birther document” circulating among the John Birthers as President Barack Obama’s “real” birth certificate appears to have hoax markers. In other words, somebody isn’t just forging a document, but seems to be conning the Birther Right, and having fun doing so. This today at Doug Mataconis’s blog:
There are various internal inconsistencies that have been pointed out that suggest that the Kenyan certificate is more a hoax than a forgery (e.g. the certificate number 47,044 – Obama was 47 years old when he became the 44th president of the US and that the name of the Registrar, E. F. Lavender, is also a brand of handwash).
Hmm. And the date of birth is three years off. And the image of the document circulating is a photo and not a document scan (which would provide people with a closer look and an opportunity to pick up forgery markers).
But they want to believe, don’t they?
Oh, and was Hawaii even a state back when Barack Obama was born? Didn’t it belong to Indonesia or something?