Well, actually he is still dead. But the story about the friend and aide to the Clintons who tragically committed suicide in 1993, and which the right wing got into a lather about claiming that he had been murdered by the Clintons because he harbored some dark secret about them, has now received a new incarnation with a new dastardly plot.
This time around the victim is Loretta Fuddy who died on Wednesday in a plane crash.
The Hawaiian health official who verified the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate died in a small plane crash.
The plane, carrying a pilot and eight passengers, went down Wednesday in the water a half mile off the Hawaiian island of Molokai, the Maui Fire Department said. The lone fatality was Loretta Fuddy, who has served as state health director since January 2011. Tom Matsuda, the interim executive director of Hawaii’s health insurance exchange, confirmed Fuddy’s death.
Fuddy, 65, made national news in April 2011 when she verified the authenticity of certified copies of President Obama’s birth certificate. Obama had requested the release to curb claims by so-called “birthers” that he was born in Kenya and not eligible to be president.
Since Fuddy was the person who certified the authenticity of the birth certificate, this automatically made her part of the cover-up plot. It was hardly surprising that Orly Taitz, the reigning queen of the birther movement and the famed triple threat of lawyer, dentist, and real estate agent who is one of my all-time favorite people and has devoted her life to proving that president Obama was born in Kenya and that he has orchestrated a vast cover-up to hide that fact, jumped on the news of Fuddy’s death. Another famous birther Donald Trump was not far behind.
The fact that Fuddy was the only fatality among the nine passengers only serves to heighten suspicions of dark doings. Fuddy was also involved in the creation of Hawaii’s health care exchanges which, in the fevered minds of the birthers, likely adds further evidence that she was somehow targeted, though the logic is never spelled out.
Since the right-wing furor over Benghazi and Obamacare seems to be running out of steam, this new development will be seized on by these dead-enders as evidence of something, though exactly what is not clear.