Your Week in Birthers
It’s been a year since I really started covering the “birther” movement in earnest — the news, at the time, was the movement’s ability to get Obama eligibility lawsuits considered by the Supreme Court. It really feels like the movement’s lost steam since this summer, when Orly Taitz briefly won White House crasher-style insta-fame, but the key actors are still pounding away. Victor Zapanta has the image of the ad that Mario Apuzzo — whom I spoke to for this piece — placed in The Washington Times, a double-barreled attack on the media and on the courts for not considering the “Obama was never a citizen because his father bestowed British citizenship on him” theory.
In other news, Stephanie Mencimer reports that William Fitzpatrick III, the dogged retired Navy man who pioneered the “military veteran sues his commander-in-chief” stunt, is trying to use the “rather liberal rules about grand juries” in Monroe, Tenn., to indict the president for treason and fraud.