President Obama recently released a copy of what is supposed to be his birth certificate, while stressing that he had released the "short form" back in 2008 and that this is the "long form." This really should smell like fraud to everyone and give more credibility to the "birthers" who claim that Obama was not born in the United States.
If you go to Hawaii's state government website and examine the form to request a certified copy of your birth record, you will find that there is no option for a "short form" or "long form" birth certificate. If there are two different forms, they would be for different reasons, such as listed online -- one for in-hospital deliveries, the other for home births and out of country births -- but both forms would not be used for the same birth.
Thus, when you order a certificate, you would get the only one available for you. Is there anyone else from inside this country with two birth certificates issued from the same state agency? I doubt it.
North Augusta, S.C.