Thursday, September 08, 2005

UPDATE: Ryan defense wants no talk of six kids killed by trucker with illegal license

You have to give lawyers credit. They will try anything to save a client. I guess that is as it should be. However, it does result in some really strange stuff. The attorney for former Illinois Governor George Ryan is asked that there be no mention of the deaths of six children in an accident with a trucker who got an illegal license by kicking into Ryan's campaign fund. This is a little like putting Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, on trial, but asking the judge to prohibit any discussion of what he did at Ford's Theater.

I suppose desperate times require desperate measures. Accoding to the gossip mill, and even the opinion of some top columnist, Ryan's enrollment in the federal pen is a matter of "when" not "if."

The trial opens this month, and, as my grandfather would have said, "its going to be a humdinger."

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