Dr. Conspiracy confesses
I confess that I have developed a certain bias against birthers. I tend not to believe what they say, and to disbelieve what they insinuate. Some of the material that follows in this article is summarized from the Wikipedia.
Prominent birther and former attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley, gained notoriety as the civil attorney representing Deborah Jeane Palfrey, convicted in 2008 of racketeering, using the mail for illegal purposes and money laundering in connection with an escort service she operated in the nation’s capitol.
In May of 2007, Palfrey released phone records listing the numbers of her 10,000 – 15,000 clients to ABC News, and subsequently made allegedly all of them available on the Internet. Her attorney, Sibley, sent 54 CD-ROMs containing TIFF images of the phone logs to researchers, activists and journalists. ABC News reported that none of the records were sufficiently “newsworthy” to bother mentioning.
Sibley is in the news now because he claims that there is something in those phone logs that would have a significant impact on the current US presidential election, but that he cannot release the information because he is under a court order not to disclose the contents of the logs, so he says. Sibley is in a tight spot because he has made such a nuisance of himself that courts have barred him from filing.
What rather deflates the whole story is the that “DC Madam” phone records are online today for anyone who wants to look at them (number, not names).