I’m not the one asking this question; Dean has asked it of himself. In a display of thoughtfulness rare among Obama eligibility deniers, Dean Haskins explores the subject of legal competence among certain birther attorneys and how birthers in general fail to criticize the missteps of their leaders, but rather gang up on those who do so.
One quickly figures who Dean is talking about, although the name doesn’t appear until late in the article:
Those who worship at the altar of Taitz might stop and ponder…
I don’t want to say much about this article in hopes that readers here will follow the link and read it for themselves. I don’t think it’s fair to say that Dean is trying to prepare birthers for a loss in Georgia by throwing Orly under the bus. I do think he’s trying to inject some reality into an essentially non-reality-based movement and to call for competence in a movement that exists largely because of incompetence. He is unlikely to succeed. He’s already getting hate mail.
As the Bible says:
For they sow the wind and reap reap the whirlwind.