Topic: "Who Torted?"
Almost 20 years ago the very talented fullback of the Washington Redskins, John Riggins, sat next to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at a White House gala. After several visits with the wine steward, the engaging Mr. Riggins, leaned over to his right and instructed the Associate Justice to "Lighten Up, Sandy Baby!" Mr. Riggins then gracefully slid out of his chair, slipped under the table, and passed out. History has never recorded the response by Ms. O'Connor.
Frodo wishes John Riggins still played for the Redskins, but even more he wishes that all of the Sandra Day O'Connors' would remember Riggins' immortal words. Michael Jackson is on trial, and Robert Blake just got off. Brian Nichols commences his fight for life, as Scott Peterson loses his. "Law and Order" is "regular" and "SVU," "Criminal Intent," and another one, "Trial by Jury," which holds even less of Frodo's interest. There is Court TV, and there is the Abrahms report on MSNBC, and don't forget Greta Van Nosejob on the Faux News Network. Everywhere Frodo turns there are lawyers interrupting each other.
Before Johnnie Cochran begat Judge Itoh there was only "Mr. District Attorney." Frodo misses black and white TV more and more every day.