‘Birther Queen’ Orly Taitz Still Racking Up Facebook Friends, Like Michele Bachmann
Orly Taitz, the “birther” attorney who gained a sort of official movement leadership status with this week’s appearence on “The Colbert Report,” is bragging that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), and seven other members of Congress have accepted her friend requests on Facebook. Other new digital friends: radio host Michael Savage and Heritage Foundation policy analyst James Jay Carafano.
I’m not comfortable reading a lot into this. When Taitz friended Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele this week, spokespeople from their offices laughed it off, explaining that their Facebook friends supported Cantor and Steele, and not the other way around. At the same time, Taitz is becoming a sort of national spokeswoman for a fringe movement. It’s strange that these politicians aren’t scrubbing her friend requests.