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Civic Responsibility

yes, I do own this shirtI know many of us were unhappy about not being able to go to this year’s Breeders’ Cup, but it seems that a certain juror sitting on Ted Stevens’ corruption trial outdid us all:

WASHINGTON (AP) — A juror who vanished during Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens’ corruption trial told the judge Monday she lied about her father dying and flew to California for a horse race.

[Marian] Hinnant admitted Monday that her father hadn’t died and she was at the Breeders’ Cup in Arcadia, California.

She started a long rambling story about horse breeding, the Breeders’ Cup, drugs, President Ford’s son Steven and her condo in Florida being bugged.


But the questions remain — did she go on Friday and Saturday? Just Saturday? Did she bet on Raven’s Pass? Where did she buy her tin hat? Wasn’t sitting through the trial entertainment enough? Is her condo being bugged via a series of tubes? And will this be a Lifetime Original Movie?

In any instance, I’m sure you, dear reader, will be slightly more cognizant of your own civic duties and will present yourself at your local polling station at the appropriate time (if you have not done so already)…

4 comments to Civic Responsibility

  • Handride

    Ha! Great minds think a like, had a post up 19 minutes before you.

  • kerry

    Still beat you both … :p
    But I was only faster because both of you were probably doing something useful, while I was killing time on the internet while pretending to pay attention in class ….

  • Geno

    Personally I would have tried one of the following, before the old as dirt, my dad died excuse:

    1. “Went to the circus and a tiger urinated on my ear, causing an ear infection.”

    2. “Someone put LSD in my salad.”

    3. “Stuck on an island, canoe floated away.” (my personal favorite)

    4. Ate a bad piece of squirrel.

  • Chalk Eating Weasel

    Wish I’d have thought of that. I didn’t bet on Raven’s Pass, even though Mark Cramer did say I should consider it. I also read, after the fact, that Andy Beyer had RP as well. I did bet on Maram and Conduit!.

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