David Bomford Talks About the Forgers Who Used His Birth Certificate to Smear Obama
PM, a series on the Australian Broadcast Channel, tracked down David Bomford, the man whose Australian birth certificate was used as the basis for the forged “Obama Kenyan birth certificate” that Orly Taitz posted online Sunday.
The key bit of the interview:
DINA ROSENDORFF: Looking over the documents in question Mr Bomford still can’t quite believe his eyes.
DAVID JEFFREY BOMFORD: It’s little old me and my mum and everything else up there. Oh I definitely confirm that the birth certificate was mine. That was quite easy to see – my address, even the style of the birth certificate was an old South Australian one.
So it’s quite easy to identify that it’s mine.
DINA ROSENDORFF: And looking at the fake Kenyan birth certificate what do you make of it?
DAVID JEFFREY BOMFORD: It’s definitely a copy of my certificate. It’s so laughable it’s ridiculous.
Adam Serwer asks whether this could be the end of the “birther” movement. That seems unlikely, but it’s at least as dangerous to their movement as the fake documents in the 2004 CBS News story on George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard was to liberals and Democrats who wanted to prove that Bush skipped out on his duties. Orly Taitz, in particular, has stopped being an amusing curiosity, and become a scandalous figure even inside the birther movement who submitted fraudulent documents to courts of law.