It looks like birther loon Orly Taitz might actually have a shot at winning today’s GOP primary for California Secretary of State. And OH the hilarity that would then be laden upon the rest of the GOP field!
“It’d be a disaster for the Republican party,” says James Lacy, a conservative GOP operative in the state. “Can you imagine if [gubernatorial candidate] Meg Whitman and [candidate for Lt. Gov.] Abel Maldonado — both of whom might have a chance to win in November — had to run with Orly Taitz as secretary of state, who would make her cockamamie issues about Obama’s birth certificate problems at the forefront of her activities?” “There is no Republican candidate for statewide office that would be willing to have her campaign with them,” says Adam Probolsky, a spokesman for the Orange County Republican Party. But longtime California GOP strategist Allan Hoffenblum, who publishes the California Target Book, says a Taitz victory is entirely possible. “It will be a complete embarrassment if she wins, but these things can happen,” he said.
GOP Senate candidates Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore have both attempted to distance themselves from Orly and even had her disinvited from a teabagger rally they headlined back in April.