Is the Gowned Clown Out of His Mind?

“In the United States, we don’t much govern at gunpoint,” babbled Judge James Zagel while sentencing Illinois’ former Thief-in-Chief Rod Blagojevich, to 14 years in prison. “We require willing … participation.”

That would explain the battalions of armed cops stalking among us, those threatening letters prospective jurors receive, cowed passengers submitting to sexual assault at airports, and the 2 million inmates, most of them political prisoners rather than actual criminals like Rod, currently languishing in stir, among other atrocities.

Isn’t a judge who’s clearly bonkers grounds for a mistrial? Gee whilikers, Zagel, get some help: you’re way out of touch with reality.


3:21 pm on December 7, 2011