I think Joe Biden was actually sued once by Phil Berg in his “interpleader” suit, Hollister v. Soetoro, that was famously “raised, vetted, blogged, texted, twittered, and … massaged by America’s vigilant citizenry,” but the Vice President has been notably absent in most birther litigation. Biden has an important role in the succession of the Executive: as President of the Senate and presider over the certification of the votes of the Electoral College next January 6; and it is in that role that he becomes a defendant in the newest federal lawsuit in California, served up by that frequent filer and “Queen of the Birthers” Orly Taitz, Grinols v. Electoral College.
As they say, “monkey see, monkey do.” At least two lawsuits have been filed against members of the Electoral College: the New York electors by Strunk, and all of them by Sibley in DC., so why not grab this latest birther shiny object and make the grand gesture in California, suing the Electoral College, the President of the Senate (Biden) along with the Governor of California, the Secretary of State of California, the U.S. Congress, and Barack Hussein Obama. Plaintiffs are James Grinols and Robert Odden (losing candidates for Presidential Elector), and Noonan, MacLeran and Judd (losing candidates for President). The attorney, in the black dress, is Orly Taitz.
Taitz, waiting a mere 5 days before the Electoral College meets next Monday, files an “Extraordinary Emergency” petition to stay the vote of the Electoral College. This reminds me of the saying, immortalized on office signs across the English-speaking world:
Taitz also would pretty please like an injunction against Congress and the Vice President to prevent them from doing their constitutionally-mandated duty of certifying the election on January 6. This complaint is so over the top that Taitz’ delusions of grandeur are having delusions of grandeur. My Muse Hyperbolae has left me without words to describe it.
Among many errors, Taitz even gets the redacted Obama social-security number wrong, writing “XXX-XX-2225” instead of “4425.” There no less than 108 pages of exhibits to the 31-page complaint, including an affidavit of Ron Polland (Polarik), and documents from Linda Jordan, Tim Adams and Susan Daniels. In one sense it’s a shame that this will be dismissed when there is such an opportunity to slap down so many birther expert pretenders at one time.
The case number is 2:12-at-01587.
The motion for a temporary restraining order has been tossed because it doesn’t comply with the rules. A competent attorney would, of course, be familiar with the local rules and would have file the required affidavits and forms. “This is the way the case ends, not with a bang but a whimper.” Here are the deficiencies: