Thursday, December 29, 2005

Quote of the Year

Two years ago, I couldn't even spell DA. Now I are one.
"The eyes of the world are watching this drama unfold." -David Soares

That's some heavy stuff. You'd think that the Albany County DA was talking about a serial killer or some war criminals, but no, he was referring to the Beth Geisel case. It wasn't the only time in 2005 that the rookie DA engaged in wild hyperbole, but it was certainly the most memorable. What's amazing....no, incredible...no, no, wait, stupefying ---is that this came in a written statement. Shouldn't someone read this stuff ahead of time, and say, "Hey, wait a sec... This make you sound like a jackass." I can excuse you for saying something stupid, but sitting down and carefully crafting a stupid statement? That's not a slip of the tongue, it's a demonstration of poor judgment.