I thought it was ironic that during the Vice-Presidential debate, Paul Ryan accused Joe Biden of playing the fear card, when Ryan was the one saying that Social Security and Medicare would come crashing down and American foreign policy was unraveling across the world. “Unraveling” is a very evocative word when applied to anyone’s policy and so I use it here only after this warning that the word can be abused.
Orly Taitz is making a “huge” deal of her upcoming trial in Indiana, October 22. In her world, it is huge because it is a real trial before a Superior Court and she has an hour (maybe more) to call witnesses. She has real court-issued subpoenas sent out.
As others have pointed out, those subpoenas are unenforceable outside of Indiana, something Orly hasn’t quite grasped. She desperately wants Mike Zullo and Sheriff Joe Arpaio to appear and they’re refusing. Orly is threatening legal action against Arpaio and believes that someone, perhaps WND or Jerome Corsi is telling these folks not to help her. John Sampson, the retired immigration enforcement officer who testified for her in Atlanta says he’s involved in an election campaign, and won’t be going anywhere until after November 6.
She hoped for a whole day for the trial. She’s getting an hour for her side. If the trial happens at all (and I still have doubts about this) she will have to face real attorneys who are going to show up, not an empty chair. Based on the limitations placed on causes of action by judge Reid, I’m not sure Orly even has a relevant witnesses, much less qualified ones (Paul Irey is coming, but I don’t see how anything he says is relevant in a trial solely involving the Indiana Secretary of State and the Elections Commission, plus he’s not a qualified expert). The rules of evidence and relevance will be applied. This not going to be pretty.
Meanwhile Orly is sending letters to Sam Begley, the attorney representing the Mississippi Democratic Party Executive Committee, threatening him with criminal prosecution for sending the Court a readable copy of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate. Instead of cringing in his boots, Begley perhaps has the best attorney reply to her that I have seen in a birther case, “Go away.” Orly in turn has been recruiting new Mississippi plaintiffs, but that case will be dismissed before she ever gets to amend her complaint to add them. You might not be able to read this because of formatting problems on Orly’s site, so here is Begley’s reply:
Dear Ms. Taitz In response to your letter to me dated October 11, 2012 and e-mailed today, your claims are preposterous, your evidence non-existent, any evidence of a fraud exists only in your own mind, and (as we wrote in our motion for judgment on the pleadings) ignoring you does not constitute a RICO violation. Also, under Mississippi law your current ridiculous claims are time barred and as an out of state resident you have no standing to bring them. If I have not made it clear in the past, go away.
Orly’s manic ride is unraveling, and I don’t know how she will take it. She seems to ride the rollercoaster through its peaks and valleys and keep on riding, but from my point of view it’s painful to watch as the next sharp drop looms.