Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Daley apologizes

In today's sun-times, Frank and Fran avoid tipping over the apple cart and allow Lisa Donovan to write the story of Daley apologizing for the corruption that has been taking place on his watch.

Fine. Apology accepted. Now resign. Soon.

The rumors we are hearing about the mayor not finishing his term just keep growing louder and louder. Remember a few days ago, the mayor going to the US Attorney's office to answer questions and bringing one of clinton's high powered criminal defense attorneys along? Does anyone recall why the feds call you down for "interviews?" The only reason they call you in is to nail down your side of the story. Firmly. They know something that you don't think they know and if your attorney is halfway intelligent, he or she might figure out what it is the Feds know by listening to their questions. But they want you committed a story.

Quick legal tip boys and girls: the Feds NEVER ask you a question that THEY don't already know the answer to. EVER. We recall the story of a copper who was visited at home by a couple of feds one evening. They wanted to ask him a lot of questions without his lawyer around. The copper went into his closet, pulled out a hand towel and stuffed it into his mouth. Then he annoyed the feds by writing "I can't talk. I have a towel in my mouth" on a piece of paper and showing it to them for the duration of the interview every time they asked a question. They left and he never heard from them again. Never went to jail either.

Here endeth the lesson


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't a towel, it was a sock. He never let them in the door either, he left them on the porch, got the sock & note, handed them the note, and closed the door on them. Classic.

8/31/2005 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I saw this on the news, they said that there would be two more public hearings (apology sessions) forthcoming. Anyone know when these will be? It would be nice to be prepared for him. Oh, by the way, the apology is not accepted. Nine Chiefs of Staff and all of his friends now millionaires, there isn't a snowball's chance in hell that he didn't know anything.

8/31/2005 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting link

8/31/2005 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't drop the soap Richie. If you do let it stay on the floor or you'll get a BIG Black one up your ass!

8/31/2005 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FWIW, the lesson of this post also applies halfway to cross examination for y'all who don't know this. "Don't ask a question to which you know not the answer" is a standard law school lesson for cross examination. Lawyers are taught to ask very leading questions when cross examining. Open ended questions to which the lawyer knows not the answer will lead to answers they didn't want.

Not that this should be news to anyone, but maybe it is.

8/31/2005 09:43:00 PM  

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