Coming back from this past weekend’s anti-birther conference, I thought about what I might write on the blog. It’s a difficult problem because the most important thing about the conference was who was there, and I’m not going to say anything about that beyond affirming that it was pretty much folks like me who run web sites or comment on them. The commentary was not much different from what you find on web sites like this and others linked in the Good column at the bottom of this page.
While not naming names, I will characterize the whole group as totally excellent. These are sophisticated, smart, thoughtful and intensely interesting folks with widely-varying backgrounds and political views. We had professionals and artists, funny and friendly folks, and people with heroic personal stories.
In addition to receiving the De Facto Juris Doctor Pro Hac Vice degree, I got this really keen Obama bobble head doll. Thanks!
If anything characterized the discussion, is was a certain bemusement about the birthers and why they do what they do. Orly Taitz was the most-mentioned as the subject of unanswered questions–perhaps we should hold the next conference on the west coast, and invite her to come and explain herself!
Morning is breaking (click to enlarge)