Check out the West Wing Week on the White House website.

Play the video and you will not only get to see Barack Obama greeting new Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan in the Oval Office with some small talk, but, if you stay tuned for the mailbag segment, you’ll get to see one of those personal Obama documents you’ve always wondered about.

No, it’s not his birth certificate.

It’s his passport.

Now, why do you suppose the White House is eager to show off Obama’s passport and explain he really does get it stamped when he goes from country to country – just like ordinary Americans?

I strongly suspect it represents a chance for him to show off what it says inside the document – that he was born in Hawaii in 1961.

With the latest poll showing 58 percent of Americans not believing the president’s nativity story, I think this was a deliberate piece of government-sponsored propaganda.

What would interest me more than his current passport, which, we are told, had to be “renewed” as soon as he entered office, would be two things:

  • his previous passport records, showing where he traveled and when;

  • the documents he used to obtain his passports.

To obtain a passport, you must establish citizenship by offering one of the following, according to the State Department:

  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport

  • Consular report of birth abroad or certification of birth
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state

What do you suppose Obama provided?

By the way, the “certification of live birth” Obama showed Americans to establish his “natural born citizenship” would not be acceptable to get him a passport.

Here’s what the State Department says about those digital, short abstract forms:

“A certified birth certificate has a registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Please note, some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.”

I’m telling you, there is a reason this little vignette was produced by the White House. The timing is very interesting.

As I have told you in this space more than once recently, Obama has lost the battle of the birth story. His arrogance is showing in his refusal to release the birth certificate and his increasing references to the issue. His press secretary is doing him no good at all by ridiculing questions about it – and even unrelated questions about other documents, such as his Social Security number that mysteriously reflects residency in Connecticut, though he never lived there.

The White House is running scared.

And well it should be.

Next year, one or more of the several state legislatures is bound to approve new laws requiring future presidential candidates to prove constitutional eligibility before getting on the ballot. That will require Obama to prove his “natural born citizen” status to run for re-election in 2012.

What will he do?

Will he attempt to use that digital abstract that couldn’t even secure him a passport?

I don’t think that’s going to do the trick – and those laws better be written very clearly to require a long-form birth certificate.

Hear me, all you “birthers” out there! We are winning the battle of eligibility. We’ve already won the hearts and minds of the people. Now, all we have to do is translate that into some action at the state level.

If you agree with me on this strategy, sign the petition to embolden state legislators around the country. Obama cannot win if he can’t get on the ballot.

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