The Orly Taitz “birther soldier” case playing out in U.S. District Court in Georgia finally jumped the shark Friday.
The moment came when Army Capt. Connie Rhodes, the client of Birther agitator Taitz, sent a letter to the judge renouncing her ex-counsel and saying she intends to file a complaint against Taitz with the California bar.
Rhodes, who said she was “currently” shipping out to Iraq, reveals in the letter that she did not authorize the emergency request for stay of deployment — filed last week purportedly on Rhodes’ behalf by Taitz — and in fact first heard about the filing on the local evening news.
… please withdraw the Motion to Stay that Ms. Taitz filed this past Thursday. I did not authorize it and do not wish to proceed. Ms. Taitz never requested my permission nor did I give it. I would not have been aware of this if I did not see it on the late news on Thursday night before going to board my plane to Iraq on Friday, September 18, 2009.
The letter also complains that the initial filing for a temporary restraining order earlier this month, which objected to serving under Barack Obama because he is (allegedly) not legitimately president, was “full of political conjecture, which was not my interest. I had no intention of refusing orders nor will I. I simply wanted to verify the lawfulness of my orders.”
Which may not actually make sense, but Rhodes has clearly soured on the whole undertaking.
If she makes good on her promise to file a complaint against Taitz for her “reprehensible and unprofessional actions,” it will be at least the second Taitz faces in the California bar.
And Taitz still faces a $10,000 fine from Judge Clay Land for filing the very motion Rhodes says Taitz was not authorized to file. Land gave Taitz until October 2 to respond and explain why she shouldn’t be fined.
Meanwhile, in a sign Taitz may be trying to marshal financial support ahead of the hefty fine, she posted a blank entry with a PayPal donate button at the top of her blog yesterday.