John Woodman, author of a book debunking many of the WorldNetDaily-promoted birther conspiracies, recently reported that WND's Jerome Corsi refuses to return a woman's birth certificate he borrowed.
Woodman states that the certificate -- from a girl born in Hawaii in August 1961 -- was used by Corsi in a September 2011 WND article to attack Barack Obama's birth certificate as inauthentic. But Corsi inadvertently debunked one of his own conspiracy theories, that Obama's certificate was a fake because the certificate number was out of sequence with another pair of certificates known as the Nordyke twins. As we noted, when Corsi realized that, the images of the girl's certificate accompanying Corsi's article were replaced with ones that obscured the certificate number.
According to Woodman, the now-grown woman who lent Corsi her birth certificate, whom Woodman identifies only as "Hawaii Girl" to protect her identity, would like her birth certificate back, but Corsi won't give it to her:
“Hawaii Girl” mentioned that she had loaned her birth certificate to Jerome Corsi last year, at the request of a friend. This was with the understanding that Corsi was going to use it to compare to other known birth certificates, and that she would be getting it back.
She has twice requested its return — probably through her friend who asked her if she would loan it — but Mr. Corsi has not returned the certificate.
This is the only copy of her long form birth certificate that “Hawaii Girl” possesses. It is her valuable personal property, and Hawaii Department of Health rules now make it very difficult to get a replacement. It is an intensely personal document, and I would expect it has some emotional value to her.
“Hawaii Girl” herself seemed rather resigned to the fact that in spite of Corsi’s promises, and in spite of the fact that the certificate is hers, she won’t be getting it back any time soon.
Will Corsi do the gentlemanly thing and return the woman's certificate? Given the dishonorable and dishonest way he has conducted himself throughout the birther "investigation," don't count on it.