It is obvious that CDR Kerchner never heard of the Seven P’s. About which Wiki says:
The 7 Ps is a British Army adage:
* Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance
The 7 Ps are normally referred to as “the 7 Ps” rather than as an acronym: (i.e. PPPPPPP). Educators and trainers in military or civilian situations find it useful to first introduce the phrase “the 7 Ps”. When it is explained, the humour and shock of the mild expletive help make the adage memorable. This adage is often used in project planning, or when training for life-or-death situations.
Perhaps proper planning and preparation is just not emphasized in the American navy, or maybe CDR Kerchner just wasn’t paying attention that day. The reason I say this is that Kerchner has a several year history of abject piss poor performance trying to unseat President Obama. Much of this has been due to his attorney, Mario Apuzzo, Esq.’s refusal, or inability, to stop practicing Imaginary Law. Which is what the two citizen-parents theory and Vattel stuff is.
But Mario Apuzzo, Esq. did not get his foot inside the courthouse door on this one. He did manage to sneak his 20o page Paean To Imaginary Law brief in, which may be why the Court gave him the bum’s rush out the door. No, this failure is Kerchner’s.
As is reported at NBC’s blog in Sour Grapes, this was because Kerchner failed to do his homework, his Seven P’s. NBC’s full Internet Article is at the link below. Here is an excerpt.
ORYR: The Candidate’s Affidavit in PA is routinely signed under oath stating the candidate is eligible for the office they seek. Candidate Barack Obama did not sign under oath the Candidate’s Affidavit which states that he was eligible for the office he is seeking. He did not even sign it at all. The top half was filled out by a lawyer on his behalf and the bottom part with the signatures was left blank. See copy here. It was subsequently learned that a Pennsylvania statute provides an exception for presidential candidates that they do not have to complete the Candidate Affidavit, and Obama availed himself of that exception.
[NBC: In other words, under PA statute your challenge failed. Hilarious. Seems that others did their homework and totally undermined your ‘well planned’ objections… What a surprise.]
[NBC: Another Judge who did his legal duty and some disillusioned objectors who could not read. And really, the challenge would also have failed since the objectors failed to timely register to become democrat or was still registered a Republican. This is trivial to figure out to anyone, who like me, has a computer and 15 minutes to spare time to research the PA precedent rulings. Hilarious how, after 4 years of prep time, these objectors still failed so predictably. . . ]
Perhaps if CDR Kerchner had done his homework, and wasn’t delusional, he would have discovered these Seven P’s:
Pretty Positive Prior Precedents Protect Putative Presidents.
Note 1. The Image. This is the Ancient Mariner, aka the Grey Beard Loon, from the poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge aka Samuel Coleridge-Taylor composer of Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast according to some less than careful, or drunk, researchers:
The Rime of The Ancient Hiawatha
By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Met a grey beard loon a’ going.
To the wedding of the Daughter-
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
Of the tribe of Albatross.
Water, water, every where! And,
Where’s the silly buckets? Lost?
Note 2. Wiki has many variations of the Seven P’s, which readers may find interesting, here:
Note 3. Assails the Seven P’s is obviously a wordplay on Sails the Seven Seas. As an idiom, the phrase “sails the Seven Seas” usually relates to searching or exploring, often in an exhaustive sense. See Sweet Dreams, by The Eurythmics:
Sweet dreams are made of these
Who am I to disagree
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something