Well, you have to give credit where credit is due. To date, Sheriff Joe and The Cold Case Posse (CCP) has only managed to fool the easily gullible, which pretty much means the typical World Net Daily (WND) reader. But today it looks like they may have managed to lasso themselves an Alabama Supreme Court judge!
Here are a few excerpts from the WND Internet Article:
An Alabama State Supreme Court justice earlier this week agreed that findings suggesting Barack Obama presented a forged birth certificate to the nation “would raise serious questions about the [document’s] authenticity” if presented as evidence in court.
Though the Alabama court denied a petition filed by Hugh McInnish seeking to require an original copy of Obama’s birth certificate before the sitting president would be allowed on the state’s ballot in November, Justice Tom Parker filed a special,unpublished concurrence in the case arguing that McInnish’s charges of “forgery” were legitimate cause for concern.
Parker writes, “Mclnnish has attached certain documentation to his mandamus petition, which, if presented to the appropriate forum as part of a proper evidentiary presentation, would raise serious questions about the authenticity of both the ‘short form’ and the ‘long form’ birth certificates of President Barack Hussein Obama that have been made public.”
The “certain documentation” Parker refers to is the findings of an investigation conducted by Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Here is the link to the full story:
Dr. Conspiracy at Obama Conspiracy Theories has a good take on this, to wit:
Alabama Supreme Court Judge Goes Coo Coo For Cocoa Puffs
I see this as one of the inherent dangers that arises when law enforcement agencies jump off into the political arena, and particularly when the lines are blurred between professional investigations and pecuniary interests. Remember, the lead investigator, Deputy Mark Zullo and Jerome “Jerry” Corsi had a book deal which predated the findings of the CCP by about six months.
The CCP’s official stamp of approval tends to fool people. Apparently Judge Parker bought into the legal imprimatur of the Cold Case Posse. But then again, as reported by the Tuscaloosa News back in 2006:
New Justice Parker slower than colleagues
Maybe it is too early for me to call him names. I do not know yet is Judge Parker is a real live Birther or just somebody who got roped in by the appearance of a law enforcement investigation. He didn’t endorse the two citizen parents nonsense. Nor did he come down to any firm conclusions about a forgery, only saying the CCP findings ” would raise serious questions about the [document’s] authenticity” if presented as evidence in court.
But still, he said these things as part of a special concurrence, and if anything, he should have at least been more careful in his choice of words.
Note 1. The Image. This is an 1832 print of Gauchos Lassoing Condors. It may be found here, in the chapter dealing with American Vultures:
Note 2. Imprimatur. Wiki says:
An imprimatur (from Latin, “let it be printed”) is, in the proper sense, a declaration authorizing publication of a book. The term is also applied loosely to any mark of approval or endorsement.
and other dictionaries say:
(noun) imprimatur (formal and explicit approval) sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant.