I think almost all of us speed and have made mistakes while driving, but this guy takes the cake: Chris Christie was driving the wrong way down a wrong way street when he hit a motorcyclist. He told the reporting police officer that he’s a U.S. Attorney, and the police officer decided not to cite Christie. What a guy. I’m not sure what the worse problem is — the obvious corruption of the Elizabeth, NJ P.D., or a man with influence getting his way.
Christie reminds me of former South Dakota Attorney General, Governor and Representative Bill Janklow who blew through a stop sign at 70 mph in a 55 zone and killed motorcyclist Randolph Scott. Janklow was convicted of manslaughter and served a whopping 30 days in jail. Unbelievably, Janklow’s license to practice law was reinstated in 2006. Probably part of the reason the local attorney even charged Janklow was because motorcyclists are a noticeable crowd in South Dakota politics, and they made sure their collective voice was heard in this case.
What do you bet that Toronto attorney Michael Bryant, who killed a bicyclist last week with his Saab, will be acquitted?