Patterico's Pontifications

8/18/2010

The Blago Holdout

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:51 pm



Ace has some information on the lone holdout that I don’t think you’ll find anywhere else.

We prosecutors have a saying: Cases are won or lost in jury selection. Now, a) I have made some mistakes over the years, and b) I’m reluctant to second-guess another prosecutor’s decisions when I wasn’t there.

That said —

The Government deserved to lose this one.

Here’s what Ace has pulled from the pretrial coverage:

Juror # 106, a black female believed to be in her 60s, is a retired state public health director who has ties to the Chicago Urban League. She has handed out campaign literature for a relative who ran for public office. She listens to National Public Radio and liberal talk radio shows.

She has ties to the Chicago Urban League (as Ace points out, a group of community organizers) and listens to liberal talk radio shows. (Apparently Big Media is omitting that part of the description from its current coverage, but Ace found it.)

Yeah, she sounds like the perfect juror for a politically charged case that put an Obama crony on trial.

The case was lost the moment the Assistant U.S. Attorney uttered these words: “The Government accepts the panel.”

At that point, it was all over.

Howard Dean: Move the Mosque

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:47 pm



Will Pelosi investigate him?

Pelosi Asks For Ground Zero Mosque Funding Investigation — But It’s Not What You Think. (On Second Thought, It’s Probably EXACTLY What You Think)

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:22 am



Via A.W. comes word that Nancy Pelosi is finally asking for an investigation into the funding behind the Ground Zero mosque. It is surprising but frankly refreshing to see that someone — just one second.

[Enter, from the right side of the screen, a man in a suit with a thin tie. His gaze remains downward as he quickly walks in and hands Patterico a folded piece of paper, which Patterico opens, reads, and quickly refolds.]

I’ve just been told I had that slightly wrong. Nancy Pelosi is asking for an investigation into the funding behind the opposition to the Ground Zero mosque.

Well, now, that makes a lot more sense. Because it makes none. If you see what I mean.

For what it’s worth, that makes 68% of Americans who could go under the Pelosi microscope.

Nancy, for God’s sake, whatever you do, make sure there’s no investigation behind the funding of the mosque. MoDo says Rauf is a moderate, and by God Allah, that’s good enough for me.


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