Or at least, that’s how an email from a friend described the article saying that yes, recently acquitted ex-judge Herman Thomas had declared for Vivian Figures’ seat. Sure, we’d all read that he was thinking about it, but I honest to God never thought he would. Supposedly one of his reasons is to set an example of public service for his twin daughters. You’d think those poor girls had been dragged through enough crap in the past couple of years, but I guess not.
Let me add that there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of doubt that Thomas checked young male prisoners out of jail to bare-ass paddle them in his office. Okay? That’s established. They didn’t charge him with an ethics violation on that, though, because the statute of limitations had been allowed to expired. And the DNA of the, um, ejaculate on the carpet matching that of one of these red-bottomed young males? Nobody tried to explain that either. But apparently here in Mobile, these things do not prevent you from being a viable candidate for the state Senate. Thank you Jesus!, as Judge Thomas’ many supporters would exclaim.
Oh, and one of those young male prisoners was Vivian Figures’ son. There are wheels within wheels here, but I don’t pretend to know a thing about the structure or hierarchy of “black Mobile society.” Hell, I can’t understand the white one.
I was kind of hoping Kathy would post something about this and I could get out of it. This is my district, y’all. Whee. Look forward to a long procession of humorous JD Crowe cartoons. And to Election Day, of course, when I can perform my increasingly futile civic duty.