I have to say that Alan Colmes’ decision to leave his position on “Hannity and Colmes” is just about the best thing to ever happen … at least for me personally. And the reason is because he now has time to dedicate to interviewing fringe right wing figures on his radio program, much to my delight.
Take, for instance, this two-fer he pulled off yesterday where he interviewed Norma McCorvey (AKA, Jane Roe) to discuss her arrest during Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing and Orly Taitz to discuss her representation of U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, who is contesting his deployment to Afghanistan on the grounds that Barack Obama is ineligible to hold the office of President.
The Taitz interview is pretty much what you would expect: an exercise in insanity. Taitz flat-out dismissed Colmes’ attempts to explain that Obama’s birth certificate has been made public and calls the people at Factcheck.org a “bunch of yahoos” for trying to explain as much. Then, when Colmes asked her why she disliked the term “birther,” she replied by asking him if he likes the term “moron” because that is what she calls those who buy into Obama’s lies about his eligibility. She then said that all the name-calling is “retarded” … and that the judges who have thrown out her cases are “idiots” before alleging that there has been “one hundred times more fraud committed by Obama than [Richard] Nixon”:
That was crazy enough, but Colmes’ interview with McCorvey is unlike anything I have ever heard.
In it, she explained that she fell asleep during Sen. Al Franken’s remarks (because he was soooooo boooooring) during the opening of Sotomayor’s hearings and then work up and decided to just disrupt the proceedings so she could get her point across. Amazingly, McCorvey doesn’t even seem to know what state Franken represents (she says he’s from Michigan and calls him a “pirate” for stealing all those votes from poor Norm Coleman) and, more amazingly, doesn’t even seem to know Sotomayor’s name, calling her “Sotomotor” even after Colmes’ properly pronounced her name.
She then went on to assert that she had to protest because Sotomayor supports reproductive choice and when Colmes pointed out that very little is actually known about Sotomayor’s views on the issue and cites a case in which she ruled on procedural grounds against a challenge to President Bush’s Mexico City Policy, McCorvey said that was several years ago and that “she’s changed” since then. When Colmes asked her what evidence she has that Sotomayor has “changed,” she asserted that it’s obvious that she has changed because “she’s lived in liberal New York for all these years.”
Eventually, she admitted that she would oppose anyone that Obama nominated and, as Colmes valiantly tried to get her to provide some evidence that Sotomayor had “changed,” McCorvey just continued to insist that she had … until she reached the point where she was proclaiming that she wouldn’t be surprised if Sotomayor had Obama’s blood running through her veins – literally.
You absolutely have to listen to this:
God bless you, Alan Colmes.