March 03, 2006
The Court Was Shocked...Shocked, I Tell You
Hornby said that Reiner was deluding himself and called it a "bleak day" when a lawyer had to be sent to prison.
Like that's never happened before....
Posted by Cassandra at March 3, 2006 08:36 AM
This will be a new edition of Survivor: Lawyer goes to prison and last for seven seasons.
What really destroyed me about this story was that the conscience of the court was shocked by what? One of the world's oldest professions, running... err, one of the world's oldest professions?
Posted by: Cassandra at March 3, 2006 01:22 PM
*raising shields and running main deflector dish*
Is there a difference?
Well now even *I* was not going to stoop to that kind of snark attack.
Because we all know I have some principles left.
Seriously, any profession has its lowlifes. But it just kills me when someone professes to be shocked that a member of "this profession" or that would commit a crime. Come on.
I didn't hear the whole of the judge's remarks. He may have not have been saying what I think he was, but it just struck me as unintentionally funny. Probably my mood this morning.
Posted by: Cassandra at March 3, 2006 02:01 PM
We do have principles left, but it was the irony of the story that struck me, just like it did you.
That said, I am also seeing the comparison of one member of the profession ruining it for others who have ennobled it. Just like Abu Ghraib and Janice Karpinski and others who give soldiers a bad name by their conduct.
And sometimes I will refrain from a snark but in this case, I could lump in the media whores and ask if the NYT was the Manhattan chapter of the brothel...
> Like that's never happened before....
Yeah? Name *two*.