Birther Vortex Sucks In Innocent Australian Man

August 6, 2009 8:34 a.m.
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It’s become very clear that the Birthers simply aren’t going to stop — ever. In fact, their craziness and ineptitude is now starting to spread over the whole globe in some pretty funny ways.

The Birthers dragged a complete bystander from yet another country, David Bomford of Adelaide, Australia, into this whole mess. And now, it appears, their ringleader is saying that he’s the phony. It really is worth thinking about what has happened here.

After Orly Taitz released the quickly-debunked forged Kenyan birth certificate, it was discovered that the document was altered from a source document that didn’t even come from Kenya, but was taken from Bomford’s family genealogy site.

Bomford himself chimed in, and told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that he would be taking his birth certificate off the family genealogy Web site, after security experts said he’d left himself open to identity theft. But he did seem a bit entertained about the whole experience: “I’m not particularly worried about it because no-one would honestly believe that anyone like me would be involved in it – just a grey-haired old guy sitting in a corner in quiet old Adelaide.”But Taitz is carrying on, having posted two days ago on her Web site that Bomford’s certificate is the suspect one: “Bomford report was created to try to discredit my efforts.” (Note: the Taitz site may contain malware.)

The new Pew poll — conducted before the recent flap over the forged Kenyan certificate, but after the whole subject had been thoroughly savaged in the media — shows that 39% of Republicans say the Birther allegations have received too little coverage. Another 27% of Republicans say the subject has received the right amount of coverage, and only 26% of GOPers say it’s gotten too much.

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