Jim Lee has posted a fascinating series of emails exchanged with Rep. Tim Jones (R-Eureka) this weekend about federal health care legislation, the evils of liberalism and other matters. The most interesting message from Jones -- sent Sunday morning at 12:16am -- includes the following passage:
First of all...I see you have taken to scouring the Internet for the sake of personal character assassination...a typical ploy of the left wing fringe of which you both must be a part of. Don't believe eveything [sic] you read on the Internet...I know Al Gore invented it and all but you know...I have no idea what you are talking about relating to the Birther stuff.
Ellipses in original. It's not entirely clear what Jones finds so confusing about "the Birther stuff." The emails to which Jones responded mention his "birther history" and role as a plaintiff in one of Orly Taitz' federal lawsuits against Barack Obama (read the emails here).
As has been noted in this space on many occasions, Jones was a plaintiff in the civil suit filed in California. A screenshot of Jones' name in the PACER federal courts database:
If the U.S. District Courts are part of a conspiracy to destroy Jones' reputation, that would be pretty big news.
But Jones has chosen not to comment publicly about his role in the lawsuit. I contacted Jones way back in June about his support for Taitz' legal action, but heard nothing. He's said nothing since then (that I've seen), despite numerous stories about Taitz and the suit. When KBIA contacted him for a December story about the lawsuit, he refused comment. (Reps. Cynthia Davis (R-O'Fallon) and Ed Emery (R-Lamar) both spoke on the record about the story, but not Jones.)
I've contacted Jones again today, asking him to explain what he meant regarding "the Birther stuff" in his email, but have not heard back. Maybe I'll try again around midnight next Saturday night.