In a letter to the editor of the Hendricks County Flyer, Orly Taitz’ sponsoring Attorney in Indiana has written that the decision in Taitz v. Elections Commission was a “nightmare” and that he was “gobsmacked”:
To the Editor:
Karl Swihart of Avon persuaded Dr. Orly Taitz, a California lawyer who attacks President Obama’s birth records etc., to make me her sponsoring lawyer for suit in Indianapolis to remove Mr. Obama from the ballot as not being a natural born citizen[.]
I did, to the chagrin of many who regard me as strange. Maybe I am, but I am also curious.
Not even sure why I write.
The trial was Oct. 22 in Judge S. K. Reid’s court, she a former adversary in a case I had. Judge Reid is honest, brave. We disagree, but respect each other.
We have been "gobsmacked," word Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal uses to mean shocked, ambushed.
The birth certificate the White House published 18 months ago online to prove Mr. Obama’s birth 4 August 1971 in Honolulu is a forgery, so says expert Paul Irey, formerly of Air Force intelligence.
No contrary evidence was offered, though opponents were informed of the evidence in March or so.
The evidence is in.
This is not a political case, it is a Constitutional Law case.
This is a nightmare. May God protect this nation.
I must say that this struck me as disingenuous. Mr. Black certainly knows that there were a host of standing objections to Irey’s qualifications as an expert that the Judge didn’t rule on. Surely he knows that Paul Irey’s stint at Air Force Intelligence was as a typist. He certainly knows that Judge Reid ended the trial before the Defense completed its cross examination of Paul Irey. The evidence was not “in” in any legal sense of the word. The trial may well have been a nightmare, but it was a nightmare for the Defense, with the birthers being allowed all sorts of leave to call unqualified witnesses. Plaintiffs got much better than they deserved to have had the trial at all.
Black may have been “gobsmacked” but normal folks saw this coming for months.