Posse leader Mike Zullo said in response to a reporter’s question about Honolulu newspaper birth announcements that list Barack Obama:
I was hoping that one didn’t come up. The birth announcements and that birth registry which is just line items, we have information – not information, we have evidence, and we can prove beyond a doubt, that not only are foreign births registered in those birth announcements, and the line item registrations, we also know and have information – not information, let me correct myself, we have documented evidence of two adopted individuals that were breathing three years prior were listed as newborn infants. It’s not creditable, because it doesn’t tell us anything. We know a birth took place. And, maybe a little homework to clear it up.
The only reasonable way to interpret Mr. Zullo’s words “those birth announcements” is the announcements that appeared in Honolulu newspapers around the time of Barack Obama’s birth – say within a few years when an observation would be relevant. Further the phrase “that birth registry” based on any reasonable standard of relevance would refer to the Department of Health’s birth index from around the time of Barack Obama’s birth in 1961, or a few years around that time.
Now here’s the problem: We know from the testimony of an old-timer Honolulu journalist (CNN interview) that the newspaper announcements, and certainly the birth index (!) came from the Department of Health (or the Health Bureau as it was called back then). The Health Bureau didn’t register foreign births until 1982, see [§338-17.8] Certificates for children born out of State. So how could it be true that a foreign-born child appeared among the children listed under Health Bureau Statistics in the newspaper or in the birth registry 20 years before the law allowing it was passed?
Zullo claims that he has evidence that foreign births were listed in the newspaper and in the State’s birth index. However, based on the law that appears to be impossible. Unless the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office discloses what this unspecified evidence is, I think it more likely than not that Zullo lied. I don’t doubt that Zullo believes that such foreign registrations are possible; I think he lied about having any evidence.