Birthers in Retreat

The sad coda now comes for the story of the Georgia Birthers Who (Almost) Could.

President Barack Obama’s name will remain on the Georgia primary ballot after a state law judge flatly rejected legal challenges that contend he can not be a candidate. In a 10-page order, Judge Michael Malihi dismissed one challenge that contended Obama has a computer-generated Hawaiian birth certificate, a fraudulent Social Security number and invalid U.S. identification papers. He also turned back another that claimed the president is ineligible to be a candidate because his father was not a U.S. citizen at the time of Obama’s birth.

The Georgia case had generated some excitement on birther scam sites like World Net Daily, largely because the White House opted not to send anyone to the hearing – aha, a chance to nail the finks on a technicality! But it wasn’t enough. I’m afraid it’ll be back to the Orly Taitz-ian “no one whose father had citizenship in some other country could sire a natural born American” arguments, and back to the fever swamps.