For the record, I generally love Sheriff Joe.
However, he needs to realize that the whole "birther" thing was specifically created by
strategists to [a] make conservatives look like a bunch of foil-hat loons (mission accomplished) and [b] defer attention from the real issues of the day.
Granted, the White House and folks in Hawaii are clearly participating in perpetuating the distraction, or they would've just released the paperwork years ago.
He's playing right into their hands.