“He’s a lawyer, too?” “Ma’am, I was already a blood-sucking parasite. All I needed was a briefcase.” Those are lines from the ending of The Bee Movie. The question is asked by a cow. The answer is given by a mosquito.
The jest is this: the only difference between a mosquito and a lawyer is that the latter carries a briefcase.
I consider that jest to be an insult . . . to mosquitoes.
I certainly don’t believe that mosquito would be as foolish as the lawyer who is currently representing Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore.
“Meanwhile, Moore’s attorney, Phillip L. Jauregui, held a news conference Wednesday evening outside the Alabama Republican Party’s headquarters to dispute Nelson’s accusation. Jauregui called on Nelson and her attorney, Gloria Allred, to produce the hard copy of the high school yearbook that she said Moore signed. Jauregui also said that Moore presided in 1999 over divorce proceedings between Nelson and her husband at the time. ‘We demand that you immediately release the yearbook to a neutral custodian … so that our expert can look at it,’ Jauregui said.”
From ABC News:
It is foolish for one to demand something when one doesn’t have the authority to get what one demands.
Meanwhile, The Hill reports, “The Washington Post’s top editor is accusing Roy Moore’s campaign of lying about the newspaper’s journalistic practices and political motivations in the wake of its reporting on sexual misconduct allegations against the Republican Alabama Senate candidate.”
As for the claims made against Moore, here is an excerpt from an editorial by Alabama Media Group, owner of AL.com:
“As a news organization, we have independently investigated as many of these claims as possible and have found no reason to doubt the accounts outlined in the Washington Post. If anything, the stories we’ve heard in Etowah County have only further corroborated them.”
One can hope that enough Alabama voters will see fit to reject Moore at the ballot box. Moore being a Republican is no excuse to send him to the U.S. Senate. Alabama voters might as well send a mosquito instead.