Thursday, May 14, 2009

Free Cyril - Cyril Freed

Not really the knitting here, but the news from the Cyril Wecht case has produced a couple thoughts. The first is Cyril needs to update his web page. More than a little out of date at this point. I do like his online petition which may be the only truly bipartisan initiative in town. He used to have a blog of sorts there as well, really more news announcements. But maybe if the case really is finally over with (potentially) we will get a real blogging Cyril. If ever there was someone that blogs were made for, it has to be the world's most famous doctor/lawyer/politician/pathologist/TV pontificator and seemingly perpetual litigant. He can legitimately comment on most any topic catching the public's interest.

I wonder how many folks online realize that Cyril was once county commissioner and top Dem in the city? Or that fighting between Wecht and Caligiuri factions within the party makes any and all current feuding seem pretty trivial. Not only that, but if Arlen is Mr. Single Bullet Theory, Cyril is Mr. Anti-Single-Bullet theory. From the JFK assassination to OJ Simpson.... the latter half of the 20th century could be described as the 6 degrees of Cyril Wecht. I think my Wecht number is 2.

It also reminds us of the other little mystery in the local legal universe. It's just a bit odd that there has not been a new US Attorney appointed by the Obama administration. Just presuming that the reason there hasn't been normal turnover following the presidential election is because they don't have someone to appoint.. or are for other reasons not choosing not to appoint someone... the question becomes why?


Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

I'm hearing that some top candidates don't want the job. When you get down to it, most people don't LIKE prosecuting people. At least not on that level. And presumably I guess, even less like the idea of doing it on that level. Not if they can make a perfectly nice living elsewhere.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009 10:01:00 PM  

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