Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Bush Weasels Out of Jury Duty
The MSM were all agog with the news that even The President [sic] could be summoned for jury duty. Dubya, of course, did not report for duty; the court obligingly rescheduled him because he's sort of busy right now with the business of
ruining running the country.
Dubya, you may recall, got off the hook once before, thanks to the timely intervention of his fixer Alberto Gonzales — who was less than forthcoming about it in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, possibly because the exemption protected then-Gov. Bush from having to reveal his drunk driving conviction(s).
But that's not the Bush to whom my headline refers. Buried in the AP report of Dubya's more recent summons is this revelation:
[State District Judge Ralph] Strother said one of Bush's daughters, Barbara, received a jury summons for his court a month ago. Someone called to reschedule her jury service, saying she would be out of the country for the next six months."A month ago" as of that report was early November, which means we shouldn't be seeing not-Jenna in this country until at least April 2006. Since that report, there have been at least four sightings of her in the United States:
- December 1: The Austin American-Statesman reports that "first twins Jenna and Barbara Bush celebrated their 24th birthday Friday on South Congress Avenue [in Austin, presumably].
- December 2: Wonkette cites a New York Post report of "Barbara Bush spotted buying $300 pair of Beja Boots."
- December 3: The Washington Post's Reliable Source reports a sighting of "Jenna and Barbara Bush dining at Dino in [DC suburb] Cleveland Park Saturday night".
- December 7: Barbara is photographed with her mother at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
This is indeed pretty pathetic. All it takes to get stricken from jury duty is to show up and provide evidence that you know your axe from your elbow.
I see your point.
I wish I could party with y’all liberals you are lots of fun. I just don’t want your types in power.
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