Orly Taitz faced thinly veiled hostility from the Indiana Election Commission in Indianapolis yesterday. The hearing challenging Barack Obama’s place on the Indiana primary ballot opened with emphatic threats of perjury charges should the challengers lie to the panel. It was enough to make me uncomfortable and I wasn’t even there. Why were they like this?
I’ll give you a hint: It wasn’t because Commission Chairman Dan Dumezich is a good buddy of Barack Obama – Dumezich co-chairs the Mitt Romney’s campaign in Indiana! No, I think it’s something else.
What I have observed is that some of the strongest and unforgiving condemnation of Orly Taitz has come from other attorneys. They express pride in their professionalism and commitment to the law, and they see in Orly Taitz gross incompetence, and disrespect for the law. This is why, I think, federal Judge Land not only sanctioned Taitz, but directed that a copy of his order be forwarded to the California Bar. Taitz reflects badly on the profession and lawyers don’t like that. The Election Commission said “we’re all lawyers” as they shut down Orly Taitz trying to tell them what a “natural born citizen” was.
Further, it is possible that the Commission was aware of the contempt Taitz has exhibited for other tribunals before which she has appeared, calling Judges incompetent or treasonous.
One final reason that I find resonates with me personally, is what she files with her challenges, 300 pages this time in two FedEx boxes. I ask myself as I read such material, “why should I have to read this?” It is clear that Orly Taitz has not a clue what evidence is, or what is admissible in court, and how to lay the foundation for admitting evidence. It’s like she just fell asleep during the online class on evidence. I can excuse the average birther for being upset when the courts don’t consider evidence Orly submits or tries to submit, but Taitz has no excuse. She should know better, and I expect that some of the hostility towards her from the Indiana Elections Commission is because they expect her to know better too. One of the Commission members, Ms. Riordan made it pretty plain that she was upset by the evidence packet which she derisively dismissed as 100 percent hearsay, and unintelligible.
The Commission may not have wanted a repeat of the circus that Judge Malihi partially allowed to occur in Atlanta and so they gave her no leeway.
I think that Orly Taitz yesterday did what she once said [link to Taitz web site]:
“I used this motion to simply pour dirt on me.”
I think she brought the hostility on herself by her prior actions and her incompetent documentation.