Last night on The Joy Behar Show, dentist/lawyer/real estate agent/birther wackjob Orly Taitz displayed some showmanship and smiles along with her usual nonsense. But Lynda Carter, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, was not amused.
As Joy pointed out, "Dr. Orly Taitz Esquire" was just fined $20,000 by federal judge Clay Land for filing frivolous lawsuits. Land said, "The absolute absence of any legitimate legal argument, combined with the political diatribe in her motions, demonstrates that Ms. Taitz' purpose is to advance a political agenda and not to pursue a legitimate legal cause of action. Rather than citing to binding legal precedent, she calls the president names, accuses [Land] of treason and gratuitously slanders the president's father." Taitz told Joy that Land is "a delusional and corrupt judge," but in contrast to her ranty appearance on MSNBC, she seems to have learned to attract flies with honey. She grinned, she played with her hair, she showed us "legal" documents.
Although, as Joy pointed out, "it doesn't matter, they can't read it anyway."
Taitz trotted out the discredited argument that one is only a "natural born citizen" if both parents are citizens. But at least she did it with a smile — and some kind of binder. (Shades of Betsy McCaughey!)
Joy really summed up my reaction to Taitz's whole shtick: "This is crazy! No one agrees with you!" Undeterred, Taitz said some shit about Social Security numbers.
Following Taitz's segment, Wonder Woman Lynda Carter came on to throw her Lasso of Truth around Taitz's craziness. "I think it's her fifteen minutes of fame," she said. I'm looking at my watch.
Lawyer Of The Day: Orly Taitz [Above the Law]