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Mailbag: Siggy Tosses In Last 2 Cents

Siggy: Had a great time today with Lance, Spencer, joined with my daughter and her friend. Spencer was h—bent on showing me pictures of me and Mitchell signs…I was busy waving. Anyway, nice to see people have some good fun and perhaps a small miracle will happen—perhaps not, either way I believe not just Mitchell, but all of the judges will be more aware of the consequences of their activism, sentences, motions, etc. Mitchell had Duane Rasmussen and Barry McHugh out selling “Mitchell.” Those guys make close to $200/hr so it makes me think that we had their attention. Competition is good for the system. There hasn’t been any or enough as evidenced by today’s other four uncontested positions. I look forward to providing useful commentary in the future.

DFO: I wrote an editorial this morning that will run sometime later in the week. Indeed, the charge of the Tinfoil Brigade got the attention of the leading barristers in the county. As well as the judges. The premise of the editorial is that judges now can be held accountable by judicial reform activists with a blog site. I think the Tinfoilers went over-the-line at times with the posts, sometimes subbing rumor for fact. Then, they were acting in the best tradition of early American journalism, where every man (and in this case woman) with a few bucks could start a newspaper. Now, they can start a blog and monitor judges. If John Mitchell wins re-election, I’ll guarantee you he’ll be a harder-nosed sentencer in the future.


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