Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Liveblogging the Richard Scrushy verdict

11:47 a.m.: Much blather about Scrushy leading prayer with his "Amen Corner."

(For those of you not familiar with the trial, Scrushy suddenly decided to join a mostly black church after he was indicted. He also hired a black attorney. Birmingham proper has a large African-American contingency. I'll let you draw your own conclusions.)

11:50 a.m.: The GGB prediction -- he'll get off scot free. Not because I think he's innocent.

11:51 a.m.: Anyone who's ever worked for HealthSouth will tell you the idea that Scrushy knew nothing about the fraud being perpetrated by the corporation is complete bupkus.

11:58 a.m.: Verdicts being read. He's been acquitted on one conspiracy count. Waiting for the others.

11:59 a.m.: Counts 1-15. Not guilty.

12:03 p.m.: Not guilty on all counts. What did I tell you?



Hemisphere Dancer said...

Did we really expect anything different.

Anonymous said...

Considering how the jury pool was poisoned from the start, I can't stay I'm surprized.

Still I'm profoundly sad to acknowledge that Abe Lincoln was right. To paraphrase "Sometimes all you have to do is fool enough of the people, enough of the time."

Ike said...

More on the jury pool at my blog...