December 23, 2007
Try an orange jump suit Scooter
Scott "Scooter" Jensen filed a motion to move his trial to his home turf, Waukesha. Why? You know why but in his motion he said, "The Circuit Court in Waukesha County presents the only proper venue in which to try this case."
Jensen was convicted of misconduct in office but his conviction was overturned and he argues that the new law dealing with corruption gives the politician a choice--be tried where the crime occurred or at home with friendly prosecutors. Dane County D.A. Brian Blanchard believes there should not be one set of rules for politicians and one for the rest of society. He's right. When an inmate serving time comes to court in most cases he is forced to wear an orange jump suit, often shackles, in front of the jury. Think that might prejudice the jury a tad?
I suggest Blanchard offer a deal to Scooter. Wear an orange jump suit and you can be tried in Waukesha.
J.B. on the move: Heck, we reported that A.G. J.B. Van Hollen is running again in three years. I misunderstood. Now he says he may run for Governor. Why not run for President? Huckabee is. No qualifications required.
In polls and damned liars, i suggested that when Wi.Policy Research Institute issues a poll, it is biased from the get-go. I should have gone on to say that once a poll is "out there" others rely on the suspect results. Sure enough. The Wisconsin State Journal gave it play on Sunday. "Faith in Government Hits a Low." Really?
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