Four newspaper web sites have had articles on new Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie and his views about “Birthers” in the past three days. It seems to have started with the Los Angeles Times that was addressed here, and which should be read before this item. Then The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Honolulu Star Advertiser and Politico got in on the act.
This is a huge, coordinated political campaign by Abercrombie to discredit “Birthers.”
But Abercrombie put his foot in it when he told Sheryl Gay Stolberg, writer for The New York Times, that he remembered Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham bringing the baby to social events. The actual quote from the Times is:
“Mr. Abercrombie, 72, said that although he did not see the elder Obamas at the hospital with their newborn son, he did remember the couple bringing the baby to social events.”
That statement is demonstrably a lie. Stanley Ann Dunham left Hawaii days after Obama was born. It was impossible for Abercrombie to see “the couple bringing the baby to social events,” because Obama Sr. was in Hawaii, and Stanley Ann Dunham was in Seattle, Washington, 2678 air miles away.
Lets look at the evidence.
Anna and the infant Barry were in Washington state by August 1961, when she registered for classes at University of Washington using the Capitol Hill apartment address as her address. Anna Dunham started night classes at the University of Washington’s Fall semester on September 19, 1961. She was living at that address in fall of 1962 when Barbara Cannon Rusk visited her.
Susan Blake, a former Mercer Island city councilwoman, recalls that Dunham, who was calling herself Ann Obama at the time, visited her at her house in Mercer Island during the last week of August, 1961 (search Scribd on “Blake”). Blake said that Anna left Honolulu just as soon she had clearance from her doctor to travel with her new baby. He was just 3 weeks old the day of the visit. Anna had sent a postcard that she would be in town, and was staying with a friend of her mother’s. She drove out to Blake’s house in her mother’s friend’s car, and Blake and Dunham spent the entire day together.
There once was a video all over the Internet, in which Susan Blake said Stanley Ann didn’t know how to change diapers, and Dunham said to Blake, “Here, you do it.” Naturally, that video has disappeared, but there are references to it all over the Internet. Google “Susan Blake” + “diapers” + “video”
Here is a copy of Anna’s transcript from the University of Washington. It clearly shows her to have begun classes in Seattle on August 19, 1961. Anna took a full course load in the spring of 1962, and had her transcript transferred to the University of Hawaii after the fall 1962 semester.
Stanley Ann returned to Hawaii over the Christmas holiday period 1962/1963, and began classes at the University of Hawaii. Here is the documentation from the University of Hawaii, and here is additional documentation from Stuart Lau, University Registrar, University of Hawaii, that demonstrates Anna was not attending classes at the University of Hawaii, between the Fall of 1960 semester and the Spring semester of 1963.
Meanwhile, Obama Sr. was in Hawaii, attending classes at the university.
When Senior moved to Hawaii in June of 1959, it has been well documented that he originally lived in a room at the Atherton Y.M.C.A., not far from campus. He later moved to a small, single story wooden home located at 625 11th Ave., located in the St. Louis Heights area. Senior remained at 625 11th Ave. until he left Hawaii on June 22, 1962 — after graduation.
In an article in the Star-Bulletin, dated June 20, 1962, says, “A 1962 graduate, he [Obama Sr.] leaves next week…,” and a second article about Barack H. Obama, in the Honolulu Advertiser, dated June 22, 1962, says, “The first African to graduate from the University of Hawaii leaves today…”
On his way east, Obama stopped in San Francisco and went to dinner at the Blue Fox in the financial district with Hal Abercrombie, who had moved to the city with his wife, Shirley. Obama Sr. embarrassed the Abercrombies by, “…berating the guy [the waiter] and condescending every time the waiter came to our table. There was a superiority and an arrogance about it that I didn’t like.”
There is no evidence, anywhere, that Obama Sr. and Anna ever lived under the same roof together, and this report says Hal Abercrombie, Neil’s brother said he never saw them together. Drinking buddy, Pake Zane could not recall Ann from those days but had precise memories of Senior.
Years later, Abercrombie and another grad school friend looked up Obama Sr. during a trip through Africa. At that point, the senior Obama was a bitter man, according to Abercrombie, feeling that he had been denied due opportunities to influence the running of his country. “He was drinking too much; his frustration was apparent,” Abercrombie said.
To Abercrombie’s surprise, Senior never asked about Stanley Ann Dunham or Barry [Barack Obama].
This should be no surprise, because there never was a “marriage.” There’s no better authority on Obama’s life than his wife Michelle, and she tells us that his [Obama] own mother was “very young and very single when she had him.”
Isn’t it comforting to know that the new governor of Hawaii is a bold-faced liar, and if he’s lying, guess what?
Obama’s lying too.