Dr. Orly Taitz, of multiple birth certificate (and other documents) lawsuit fame, has crossed the line from potential hero to potential (or perhaps actual) villain. Until now, many PUMAs have supported and even participated in lawsuit challenges to Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility on the grounds that he perhaps has held citizenships other than American in violation of Article II of The Constitution of the United States. Orly Taitz is among the most active of lawyers filing such suits, and her self-proclaimed success recently garnered her a great deal of publicity and support in PUMA quarters – until two nights ago – the night a small but active community of Hillary supporters discovered that Orly has filed a writ of mandamus for request of documents from Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, and the UK and named Hillary Clinton. No, she did NOT name “The Secretary of State” as an official who might access documents from another country. She named our Homegirl, Hillary Clinton.
There is division now among Hillary’s folks (I will not characterize them according to sex, since many of these supporters are MEN, y’all!). Some believe this to be a proper request and that Hillary is the logical or legally correct person to name. Some think it is problematic, but that Hillary will come out of this unscathed. I happen to think the naming itself has injured her.
Even if this writ were withdrawn tomorrow, Hillary’s name has been floated. The suggestion, from way last year has been that “the Clintons ‘know’ and should have said something, done something.” Well, I think like all of us the Clintons suspect and did back then. Why could WE not do something? No evidence. So what were Bill and Hillary supposed to do? They had no evidence either. Neither did John McCain.
To put Hillary in the path of this cannonball is unnecessary, dangerous to her, and not in the best interest of the American people who, right now, are benefitting from the yeoman’s job Hillary is doing as Secretary of State. Aside from being immensely popular abroad, she is intensely dedicated to performing her tasks at optimum performance.
We need this kind of dedication and ability at State right now. To name her this way could result in putting her in an untenable situation and threaten her ability to carry out her duties on the international stage. Hillary does not, in this post, need the distraction of a domestic crisis other than the ones she is already dealing with.
At worst, this could cause her either to resign or be replaced. Well, Orly might not care about that, but I and many PUMAs do. Backlash from many sides could hurt our Homegirl in myriad ways. Having vowed to defend her, we raise our shields around Hillary.
No Orly, wrong move. Hillary’s star is rising both here and abroad like a supernova. Maybe it was that missile that you were aiming at. But you have lost my support and that of some rather influential PUMA leaders. We will not countenance this. Period.