Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Jury of Your Peers?

“I voted guilty before I voted not guilty.” -Senator John Kerry on jury duty.

"I just found him to be a knowledgeable, normal person," said Cynthia Lovell, a nurse and registered Republican who says she now regrets voting for President Bush in last year's election. "He kept us focused. He wanted us all to have our own say."

The former Democratic presidential candidate reported for duty Monday and none of the lawyers in the case objected to putting him on the jury.

"I was a little surprised," Kerry said of being selected for jury duty.
You ready?
  • I guess these days he’s pretty surprised when anyone picks him for anything.
  • I hope he gets picked for Scooter Libby’s jury.
  • If he could keep his jury focused, why couldn’t he keep his campaign focused on not losing to a draft-dodging oil industry puppet who lied us into war?
  • If sitting on a jury is boring, just think how boring it was for these jurors to have to listen to Senator Kerry make his case for conviction.


Kelly said...

Can you explain to me why we let Iowa pick our nominee? I'm still mad about that. ("YEAARGH!")

I linked you. I hope some of my (pitifully few) readers wander over here.

Michael Grant said...

Agreed. Why it's Iowa I have no idea. But I know what having Iowa as the first primary (or since Iowans prefer going to each others houses to sit and blab about it - the first caucus) means for us. It means tax breaks for super-rich agribusinesses. It means dismantling of health and safety standards allowing these businesses to open massive chicken and pork farms right in the middle of nice communities, stinking up the air and polluting the water with all the feces. It means subsidies to grow CORN, leading to stupid things like ethanol (which in actual dollars costs more than importing oil, and isn't cleaner when you consider the oil and coal we burn in its processing) and the borderline poison high fructose corn syrup which goes into all of our foods. Whenever you see a little fat kid sucking down a Super Big Gulp ask yourself how chubby Tubby would be if they didn't have the first primary in Iowa.

Thanks for the kind words. Hope to hear from you again...