In Memory of Madelyn Payne Dunham
In Memory of Madelyn Payne Dunham (October 26, 1922-November 2, 2008)
President-elect Barack Hussein Obama spent time in Hawaii honoring the memory of his grandmother who raised him, and scattering her ashes at Länaçi Lookout on Oahu’s rugged southeast coastline on Tuesday. Shortly after she died, Barrack Husein said: “She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances.”
She died quietly while no one really knew very much about her. It is sad because she could have shared so much with the American public about who her grandson really was.
In an ABC’s Good Morning America interview prior to Madelyn’s death, Barrack Hussein had said: “Without going through the details too much, she’s gravely ill. We weren’t sure and I’m still not sure whether she makes it to Election Day.”
Sadly, she did not make it. Obama announced the death of his maternal white Grandmother on the day before the election.
A CNN report quoted Barrack Hussein’s statement at a rally in Charlotte: “she has gone home and she died peacefully in her sleep with my sister at her side… I’m not going to talk about it long because it’s hard to talk about.”
It is unclear exactly what Barrack Hussein meant. Did he mean that she had gone to her house after being somewhere, or did it mean she has gone to heaven?
Though she was old, no illness had been publically mentioned prior to her last visit with her grandson, only that she could no longer travel and it was uncertain how long she would live. Those are the sad facts.
No one would have known she was suffering from cancer, only that her health had deteriorated after recently breaking a hip.
With the legitimacy of Sen. Barack Obama’s birth certificate a focus of intense speculation, and Hawaii’s Governor placing it under seal after he visited his grandmother, the Governor said that the original doctor-generated and hospital-released birth certificate was on file with the state’s health department and would be released to the press if Barrack Hussein requested. So far, nothing has changed.
Barrack Hussein returned to Hawaii this week to scatter his white grandmother’s ashes over Oahu’s rugged coastline.
 CBS2 Chicago article, “Obama’s Grandmother Dies on Eve of Election”, November 3, 2008, http://cbs2chicago.com/local/obama.grandmother.died.2.855394.html
 Corsi, Jerome, World Net Daily, “Obama’s Birth Certificate Sealed by Hawaii’s Governor”, October 26, 2008, http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=79174
 KGBM News Hawaii; “Health Department Confirms Obama Born in Hawaii,” October 31, 2008, http://kgmb9.com/main/content/view/10981/40/
 “Corsi, Jerome; “Doubt Persists Over Obama’s Birth Certificate,”World Net Daily, November 2, 2008, http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=79900