Friday, April 13, 2012

Randi Rhodes: WTF Was That?

DEVELOPING: The special prosecutor is expected to bring charges against George Zimmerman this afternoon.

In the Trayvon Martin case, George Zimmerman’s lawyers have become his former lawyers, while keeping open the possibility that they may become his future lawyers—all of which is par for the course in this bizarre case. There were cases on the “X-Files” that didn’t have as many weird twists as this one. The lawyer said Zimmerman has “cut off all contact and has started doing things without telling me he’s doing them.” Well, now he knows how that 911 operator felt back on the day of the incident.

Zimmerman is telling people he doesn’t have a lawyer. He said those lawyers were just his “legal advisors.” Does George make a distinction? He certainly didn’t see any difference between “neighborhood watch volunteer” and “duly sworn police officer.” One of the lawyers said he thinks Zimmerman has post-traumatic stress disorder. Zimmerman should have considered that possibility before he caused this entire stressful situation. It’s not like the guy was sent to Iraq or Afghanistan—he was in suburban Orlando, shooting an innocent kid. I’m sorry if he finds the fallout from that to be stressful.

The lawyers said that Zimmerman called the prosecutor on his own. That’s never a good thing for a suspect to do. He also called Sean Hannity. That’s never a good thing for anybody to do. How did George Zimmerman get through to Sean Hannity? Would people have believed him when he said he was George Zimmerman? Maybe he just told Hannity’s people that he was a rightwing gun nut, and Sean took the call.

In his withdrawal speech, Rick Santorum didn’t mention Mitt Romney at all. But when you think about it, Mitt beat his opponents with 100 percent negative ads, so Mitt Romney actually won the nomination without mentioning Mitt Romney.

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich’s campaign has bounced a $500 check for the filing fee to appear on the ballot in the Utah primary! Yeesh, Newt! Get a clue! Even Rick Santorum had the sense to bail before the wheels completely fell off. Maybe Newt can get the state of Utah to give him a half-million dollar line of credit like Tiffany’s did.

>>> MORE

No comments: