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Thursday May 30, 2024

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That's 30 guiltys? I'll leave the last four to the inimitable Mark Slackmeyer in an early Watergate-era “Doonesbury” in which, in student radio reporter mode, he talks up the fact that all evidence currently points to former Attorney General John Mitchell being guilty in both the Watergate crime and its cover-up. And then the great, justifiably famous last panel, where he just can't help himself.

That's all of us today. Most of us. Enough of us.

I was at the Mariners game when I saw, via Threads, that a verdict had been reached in Donald Trump's porn-star hush-money trial, and then waited out the results. And it was ... guilty? Who said it? Someone I trust? A newsperson? And on how many of the counts? I googled it but they had nothing so I went back to Threads. And it was the newspeople posting this. And trial watchers. And lawyers like George Conway. And it was more than one count. They kept coming in. Guilty, guilty, guilty... And finally someone just said it: ALL 34 COUNTS.

By all reports from various legal experts, this was the weakest case against him. And look how it turned out. There's three more.

Of course, the left being the left, they can't help but not enjoy the moment. “He can still run for president...” Yeah, no shit, Sherlock. “This might actually help him politically...” Yeah, but not our concern. You do the right thing, and you keep doing the right thing, and maybe something will pan out in the end. If America goes down, at least it won't be from its judicial system. The one-time most powerful man in the world was convicted in a court of law by 12 ordinary citizens and faces prison time as a result. That is something to celebrate.

The Mariners lost their game 4-0, but America and the rule of law won 34-0.

Posted at 07:14 PM on Thursday May 30, 2024 in category Law