My readers who followed this story more closely can correct me on the details, but I remember how the MSM mocked those challenging Obama’s eligibility to serve as president when, after he presented his “birth certificate registration”, insisted that this wasn’t an actual birth certificate.
Well . . .
It happened that my wife went to the DMV the other day to get a driver’s license, pursuant to which she presented her still-valid out-of-state license, her marriage license, and what she thought was her birth certificate. This turned out to be, not the birth certificate, but the birth certificate registration. It had a seal, it contained all the same information, and was all that New York State provided at the time she was born. It had been good enough to get a passport, marriage license, and driver’s licenses in at least four states, but now . . . wasn’t. Evidently, the documentation standards have gone up, and nothing less than a birth certificate would do.
I will reserve judgment as to whether the more rigorous standards will accomplish their intended purpose, which I take to be keeping illegal aliens from getting official IDs. But it is ironic that what Obama presents as evidence of presidential eligibility is not actually good enough to get a driver’s license anymore.