Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.
Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” came into my mind when I read the Salon.com story about Orly Taitz trying to push her birther agenda into a meeting at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
What at one time appeared an expedient, has turned into a curse. American conservatives have a difficult coalition to keep together because the fringe on one side, such as birther Orly Taitz and her supporters repel more moderate elements. The fringe will simply not sit quiet while the grownups do their business.
Here we see the crowd “shushing” Taitz as she repeatedly attempts to turn the topic of conversation to her issues:
I am so glad that Orly is not my problem.