Friday, October 20, 2006

Speaking of Instapundit and Harold Ford, Jr.

In this post, Reynolds apparently doesn't think that it's too big of a deal for Harold Ford to call himself a lawyer when he never passed the bar and never practiced law. Maybe I should call Harold and get some legal advice on an issue I have been facing. Oh, wait. I can't do that because he is not a lawyer. Unlike Reynolds, I have never heard those who merely have a law degree referred to as lawyers. I don't know as many people who have graduated law school as he does, but I still know an awful lot of them. I only wish I had had the time to post about this when his post was a bit fresher.

Desperate Harold Ford, Jr. shows up at Corker press conference

This shows a man who is clearly desperate for attention. I suppose I would be desperate too if trailing in the polls while the electorate learns that Ford has never held a job outside of politics and claims to be a lawyer when he has never passed the bar exam. Via Instapundit.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Best Way to Get Out of Jury Duty

Well, it looks like some lawyers and judges may have invented the perfect way to get out of jury duty. It seems that at the time this gentleman was called for jury duty, the jury foreman felt the need to make a blog post which complained about having to show up for jury duty to deal with the local "riffraff."

In the days before he was to report for jury duty, Vachon posted this on
his blog: "Lucky me, I have jury duty!" and, "Now I get to listen to the local
riffraff try and convince me of their innocence." Later, he also posted on the
now-defunct blog that he was surprised that after two days of jury selection, he
hadn’t been "booted due to any strong beliefs I had about police, God, etc."

After the criminal was convicted, his attorney appealed the case because, had he known about these statements, he would have had the juror dismissed. Based on the logic if this guy's lawyer, all anyone needs to do to get out of jury duty is to make a blog post about having to deal with the "riffraff", how anyone who gets arrested "must" be guilty or something else along those lines. That's just what we need - one more way for the smart and connected people to get out of jury duty so that only the idiots remain....and people wonder why we have jackpot juries.

Bob Corker vs. Harold Ford, Jr. Memphis Debate

I haven't seen the debate, but it doesn't like Mr. Ford did very well, based on this analysis. It looks like future debates are on the way. Ford likes to claim that his family is irrelevant, but that is simply not the case. The odds of a family having that many bad apples in it are extremely long. That said, when you have that many bad apples, the odds of one of them being any good are even longer. Why should we think Harold Ford, Jr. is the "good apple" of the Ford family? Because he filmed an ad from the inside of a church? Puhleeze.