In a surprise announcement today from Dean Haskins of the Birther Summit, the event that we’ve been looking forward to for more than a year has been cancelled. Summit director Haskins cites fundraising as the primary issue. He estimates that it would cost $800,000 to hold the event and that approximately 15,000 attendees would be necessary to underwrite that cost through registration fees and donations. Haskins says:
there have been relatively few donations and registrations
A significant issue, according to Haskins, that kept the event from taking off was a lack of cohesiveness in the movement and that he blames on:
a steady stream of incompetence that continues to flow from one who some still regard as possessing any knowledge of the law and legal procedure. Anytime we come across one who speaks of things like “access to the ‘original’ or ‘vault copy’ of Obama’s birth certificate,” or such absurdities as a state court on the mainland having jurisdictional authority to force Hawaii to break its laws regarding vital statistics records, we must recognize such a person as being complacent in his ignorance of the law (much like the glory hound he likely supports).
There’s gotta be a Taitz in there somewhere.