Well, another congressman has given Deputy Mike “The Arizona Kid” Zullo the brush off. This time Jeff Fuller of Florida backed out of a planned meeting. The Birthers are trying to make something sinister out of it. I first read the story at Market Ticker, where we find this excerpt:
Gallups indicated that his first reaction was utter shock. “I was flabbergasted,” Gallups said. “I had been on the phone and sending and receiving emails for days – directly from the Congressman’s office and then the Chief of Staff calls me and says something to the effect of ‘we don’t remember any such arrangements.’ It was utterly astounding. I reminded the Chief of Staff that I possessed the entire email trail, including emails from him. The phone went silent. I don’t think he had thought of that. The whole conversation was surreal. I told him that it was surreal. The Chief of Staff never relented on his story – he continually insisted that no such meeting was ever arranged. He would not address the fact that I was in possession of the email chain.”
Gallups (pictured at left) said, “This is the very kind of political shenanigans that Washington does not need. The voters in this Congressman’s district need to know the dishonesty of his office and his highly unethical political dealings. The nation needs to know. If the Congressman had simply been forthright and called me up and explained that he had changed his mind and would rather not meet with Zullo and me – I would have not said a public word about it. That would have been his absolute prerogative. I no desire to ‘strong-arm’ anyone to meet with us. The problem stems from the fact that the Congressman apparently had his Chief of Staff call me and basically call me a ‘liar.’ I felt as though he was questioning my ‘sanity.’ That is where he crossed the line with me. I will not be strong-armed either. Nor will I will be told that a conversation never took place that was witnessed by Lt. Zullo, the Congressman, the Chief of Staff and myself and also recorded in official government email and phone conversations.”
The story was also carried at Poo Poo Simmons, and ObamaReleaseYourRecords. My GUESS is, that after making the appointment, somebody in Fuller’s office realized that Zullo and Team Arpaio were a complete bunch of nuts, and decided to bail out. Plus, who wants to listen to 16 hours of blather about pixels and mysterious postage dating stamps from the 1980s. I suspect that people in Washington have been getting bombarded by all kinds of flaky Birthers and are just fed up with them. Hopefully, this is what all the FEMA Camps are for, emergency mass institutionalization of mentally ill Birthers. However, I am not sure they can be treated.
Anyway, the Birthers are bristling at the snub. I have no sympathy for them. They have brought this disrespect down on their own heads with their stupidly stubborn pursuit of nonsense, and their absolute refusal to accept the reasoned decisions of various courts out of deference to a 250+ year old European legal treatise.
Kark Denninger, the guy who runs Market Ticker, is a very intelligent person who sadly flirted with the two citizen parents nonsense. I am not sure if he is still of that persuasion, or if he maybe wised up after a few more courts threw the nonsense out. I told him that it was crap, and got “DQ’ed” for it, which is about the same thing as a ZOT! over at Free Republic. I did an article here when it happened.
At one point, he was convinced that the long form image had been manipulated, but did not go so far as to call it a forgery. He did some kind of radio discussion with Deputy Jerome Corsi, and either Butterdezillion or Mara Zebest (I forget which) versus John Woodman. He did make this comment at the above link:
If you remember at CPAC in May there was a bit of a political stir when Mike Zullo and crew (Sheriff Arapio’s “Cold Case Posse”) got a sitting Congressman (who they didn’t name) to agree to meet with them to present the case against Obama and his birth certificate (along with the at least as serious selective service record anomalies.)
Sooo, I am not sure how much he is still flirting with Birtherism. He does not yet stoop to calling any of the documents “forgeries,” and is content to simply label certain things as “anomalies.” I just try not to think about all that, and still read his website daily. He makes some good common sense observations about the economy, and politics.
Note 1. The Image. This is from the 1948 Red Skelton movie, The Fuller Brush Man. The actress is Janet Blair. Back in the olden days, Fuller Brush salesmen went door to door salesmen. Started in 1906, the company seems to still be in business.
Here is a more in depth historical report by CNN if anyone is interested: