The release of President Barack Obama's birth certificate in order to prove that he was born on US territory - making him eligible to lead the country - has opened a whole new 'can of worms', it can be revealed, with opponents claiming the paperwork is fake.
The certificate shows Barack Hussein Obama II was born on 4 August 1961 at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu, to Barack Hussein Obama, a 25-year-old student, and Stanley Ann Dunham, 18, and includes the signature of the attending physician.
The certificate, says the White House, "has been stored in a vault in Hawaii since his birth in August 1961". This statement has raised suspicions amongst 'birther theorists' that the certificate is not real, and has been manufactured to placate the general public.
Potential Republican candidate Donald Trump, said:
"My birth certificate hasn't been stored in a vault where nobody else could get at it since my birth. Nobody else I know has had their birth certificate stored in a vault so that people couldn't get at it. Why is it that Barack Hussein Obama's parents decided to store his birth certificate in a vault? Why not in a tin under their bed?"
Could the birth certificate be a fake? Could White House officials have fabricated a certificate to fool the American people? Has electing a black president become too troublesome for the US?
Do I care? I've got my own problems to sort out, and none of them are half as simple as sorting out where someone was born.
Get it together, US politicians. You're going to start making British politicians look positively honest soon.