Wishful liberals’ dream: Could Orly Taitz win? Uh, no. 

Orly Taitz, the absolutely insane head of the birther movement, is running for Secretary of State in California. There was absolutely nothing to suggest that she would even come close to winning, but don’t tell that to wishful-thinking liberals like Rachel Maddow, who suggested earlier on MSNBC that she might win.

Well, the early returns show Taitz getting about 25 percent of the vote. Assuming she loses, will Maddow, who tonight has been plagued by technical difficulties and confused the California governor and Senate races, eat some humble pie? Or will she just ignore Taitz’s inconvenient landslide defeat after it happens? At least give her credit for closing her show tonight with the results from that race.

It wasn’t just Maddow: Even Politico was among those unjustifiably bullish on her candidacy.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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