Neil Abercrombie, the newly elected Democratic Governor of Hawaii, promised that he would prove to cynical birthers that Barack Obama was indeed born in Hawaii.
Claiming that he personally knew the parents of the president back in 1961 when Obama was born, he ordered his staff to leave no stone unturned in checking the Hawaii birth archives.
But lo and behold, they found no long (original) copy of this celebrated birth.
Unable to explain this away, and afraid that he had just dug the president an even deeper hole, he offered that his staff "had found evidence of white rat droppings where the birth certificate should have been."
Adding, "We are in the process of having the rat droppings constructively reassembled and hope that once this is done, it will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Barack Obama was indeed born in Hawaii."