"Scanning an image, converting it to a PDF, optimizing that PDF, and then opening it up in Illustrator, does in fact create layers similar to what is seen in the birth certificate PDF. You can try it yourself at home."
I don't have Illustrator. Who is telling the truth?
No matter who is proven correct, I would like to note what "SecularStupidest" says on his own version of the same basic demonstration:
We do not doubt the citizenship of the President, and agree with those who believe it is an unfortunate distraction. However, as we survey the "circus" transpiring before us it is clear that the Obama Administration is acting amateurish and cynically political by 1. Not releasing a long form until now, 2. releasing an odd digitally produced document, when the original was produced by typewriter. Why not a simple scanned image of the original?, and 3. having Pres. Obama waste face time leading a press conference about the issue, when the "world" is burning all around him. Fiddle anyone?