Verbalobe (the creator of the brilliant Birther Dreams cartoon series) wrote a post at the Fogbow that I believe captures my own thoughts on the Georgia ballot challenge:
“If Judge Malihi permits the full Cirque du Merde, in the end he and Georgia will disgrace themselves, even though the goal may be to disgrace the President. Partly because of the plain facts and Americans’ inherent decency and good sense; but mostly because Orly Taitz makes anyone who provides a venue for her twaddle look irresponsible, or worse.
As a matter of self defense, the Republicans in Georgia, particularly the Republican Secretary of State, should put a stop to this extravaganza. The COLB proves Obama is eligible and it’s not a secret. There’s really nothing to “prove.” But the Republicans in Georgia will prove something about themselves and the nightsoil may well spatter everyone except the President.
If this goes forward as it appears to be unfolding, some people who think they’re clever now, will have their own “oh shit” moment, and it will be too late.”
If you are like me you had to cheat and Google “du Merde”. I would have just said “freak show”. I don’t know what Judge Malihi’s motivations might be for letting Orly misuse his name on bogus subpoenas downloaded from the court web site. We can speculate everything from him being a closet Birther to being a frustrated low level administrative law judge who wants his moment in the spotlight. In the end it will not matter for Barack Obama and the Democrats. He will be the candidate for the party in all fifty states and the other districts and territories represented at the convention in September. I hope Mr. Jablonski shows up at the hearing, submits a COLB and calls this hearing for what it is. The Georgia Republicans will then be known as the party that said to the first black president in the year 2012 “show me your papers, boy.”
It seems that Mr. Jablonski has chosen not to come to the circus and play in Judge Malihi’s tent. He sent the following letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp: