How Local Republicans Fueled the ‘Birther’ Fire
Max Blumenthal talks with “birther” lawyer Orly Taitz (who won’t talk to TWI anymore, sadly) and draws out a nice timeline of the Obama birth conspiracy. One important point: Taitz, whose command of the facts and of citizenship law can be best described as “shaky,” has had the most luck convincing lower-level Republican elected officials to listen to her. Their worries have bubbled up into local media and the offices of national Republicans.
[A]fter Taitz brought her campaign to the office of Kentucky’s deputy Secretary of State Leslie Fugate, Fugate issued a letter to the state’s attorney general calling for “President Barack Obama’s eligibility to be on the ballot in Kentucky.”
9/11 conspiracy theorists tried some similar strategies, but for whatever reason (often because Fox News jumped on the stories) legislators were less bold about putting their names next to the “truthers” and pushing for their causes.