Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lord Help Us

Jeffrey Lord, he of no-rope-no-lynching fame, tried again to make his case that Shirley Sherrod was lying about her relative that was beaten to death on the courthouse steps in 1945.

Three people are not a “mob.” A mob is defined as a “large crowd.” So there was no “mob action” because there was no mob. Second, the Supreme Court specifically said the Sheriff and his deputy and a local policeman acted “under color of law.” Which means they had legal authority.

That reminds me of Captain Renault’s line in Casablanca: “I am making out the report now. We haven’t quite decided yet whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape.”