November 23, 2005

John Kerry, Foreman

Kerry was not only chosen for jury duty, was not only selected for the jury, but was also elected by his fellow jurors to be foreman. All this despite the publicity that putting Kerry in the jury box must have caused, not to mention Kerry's own prosecutorial experience.

Why would a lawyer put Kerry in the jury? The defense playing for a mistrial? The case doesn't seem particularly extraordinary--it "involved two men who sued the city for injuries suffered in a 2000 car accident involving a school principal"--so a mistrial would be unlikely, right?

Anyway, he apparently performed admirably, convincing one woman who voted for Bush last year that she made the wrong choice.

The plaintiffs, whom Kerry decided against, probably wish John Edwards were in the jury box instead.

John Kerry, are you wearing lipstick in this picture?

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