Apparently Mr. Obama has not heard of FedEx, DHL or UPS. Perhaps he doesn't trust the U.S. Post Office.
For whatever reason, he felt delivery of his certified birth certificate was so important that it required the dispatch of a lawyer from the Washington, DC offices of Perkins Coie to personally pick it up in Honolulu and hand deliver it to the White House Tuesday evening. And no, the Perkins associates or paralegals weren't up to the task; no less than a full partner was tasked for the 22-hour round trip flight.
Total cost, more than $12,000.