One of the mysteries about Sheriff Joe’s Cold Case Posse (CCP), is who the posse members are. We know about Deputy Mike Zullo, part-time author, because he conducted the original press conference on March 1, 2012. And, from his prestigious reputation as an author. Or, more accurately, co-author along with Acting Deputy Jerome “Jerry” Corsi, who has a part-time job with World Net Daily:
What little bit we do know about the CCP is that it was composed of 2 lawyers and 3 private investigators. See the transcript of the news conference at lines 82-85, where Deputy Zullo says:
82 We put together a group of five individuals: three former
83 police officers, all with criminal investigative experiences from other agencies, as
84 well as being trained by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office General Investigation
85 Division. We also brought in two attorneys so we could get some solid legal input.
One of the attorneys is apparently Denise O’Rourke, Esq., who graduated cum laude from Whittier Law School in 1992. We do not know who the other lawyer was. Nor do we know whether or not the CCP took a vote from its members before releasing its findings, and whether or not there were any dissents. But these lawyers must have actually done part of their job properly and professionally, because the CCP has not said a word about the silly two citizen-parents Birther theory.
My assumption is that the two lawyers told them that theory was a bunch of hogwash and not to go there. Because if they hadn’t, alleging that Obama wasn’t eligible for the office in the first place would have been some nice icing on the cake for Arpaio, Corsi, and the rest of the CCP. An endorsement of the theory would not have been essential since the CCP is going down the birth certificate road, but they could have given a shout out to the Apuzzo-Donofrio-Kerchner type Birthers.
Ignoring the Vattel nonsense could just be the result of doing the right thing, or it could be that the two citizen-parents theory is so blatantly idiotic that the two lawyers were too embarrassed to throw out that particular mud-ball. But what is really strange, is the deafening silence from the Minor v. Happersett Birther ideologues. You would think that they would be all over the CCP for not confirming their particular brand of foolishness.
Maybe they are too caught up in the dizzying swirl of Forgerygate to notice that they have been dry gulched, and left for the buzzards, in the Great Arroyo of Absurd Beliefs. But I predict they will soon awaken.
Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can.
Note 1. The Image. This is from the oater, Outlaw Trail (1944), starring Hoot Gibson.
Note 2. Dry-Gulch.
verb (used with object) Informal
1. to ambush with the intent of killing or severely mauling: The riders were dry-gulched by bandits.
2.to betray by a sudden change of attitude or allegiance: The party dry-gulched its chief candidate at the convention.
For an actual act of dry gulching which was related to a Court, and a judge, and legal differences, see this: