Unhappy Campers

Shorter Siegelman: They only found me guilty of seven out of thirty-two counts. That means I’m innocent. And anyway, everyone else is doing it. And I’m going to appeal this all the way to the Supreme Court.

Shorter Scrushy: Dr. King must be spinning in his grave at this injustice. And just to pay you back, I’m cancelling my TV show.

9 Responses to “Unhappy Campers”

  1. Bill says:

    I guess the term “big house” is going to have a new meaning for Reverend Scrushy, huh?

  2. [...] Kathy of Birmingham Blues: Shorter Siegelman: They only found me guilty of seven out of thirty-two counts. That means I’m innocent. And anyway, everyone else is doing it. And I’m going to appeal this all the way to the Supreme Court. [...]

  3. Don says:

    This has become the Kathy Komedy Kapers !

    ROFLMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Don says:

    Maybe the KKK (Kathey Komedy Kapers) isn’t politically correct, so Kathy has my permission to delete that comment, and this one, as well.

  5. Kathy says:

    Not to worry, Don. Y’all all know I don’t wear a white hood or burn crosses. That might be the demographic that Scrushy wants to hear his appeal, though.

  6. Talking with a bunch of folks from around the state today, every one was happy with the verdict. The consensus was that the jury pool in Montgomery is a little more capable of reaching a good decision in political cases, and perhaps not as amenable to being manipulated as the Scrushy jury in Jefferson County.

  7. Don says:

    Frankly, I was pleasantly surprised that the Montgomery jurors reached a verdict and were not cowed when the defense played the “race card”. The surprise stems from the fact that the race card is played successfully so often here in local and state politics. I think that the verdict of guilty rendered by a jury with the ethnic makeup of this one speaks well of the citizens from this area who performed their civic duty, and that hopefully it marks a turning of the corner in this seemingly racially divided city.

    Today’s Montgomery Advertiser has an interesting interview with the jury foreman, Foreman describes deadlock @ http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060701/NEWS/607010344/1001 which explains why there was so much confusion about the number of charges Siegelman was found guilty of shortly after the verdict was read in court when it says, “Unfortunately, the court clerk read three indictments against Siegelman as guilty when they were marked as not guilty. Hendrix (jury foreman} was forced to ask Fuller to instruct the clerk to re-read the verdicts.”

  8. [...] my prejudices going into this prosecution, I’d likely still be cheering the conviction if this past year hadn’t brought so many revelations of politicization in the US Justice [...]

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