Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

I'm just a caveman, who was frozen in a glacier, then was found and thawed out by your modern scientists, and then went to law school...

Boy, this one seems to have some legs--Prosecutor apologizes for 'cave' remark
The Associated Press
10/16/2003, 3:29 p.m. CT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A federal prosecutor apologized for describing some potential jurors in the mountain region of eastern Kentucky as "illiterate cave dwellers."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Taylor offered the apology in a letter to be published Friday in the Appalachian News-Express.

"The comment was not meant to be a regional slur," Taylor said. "To the extent that it was misinterpreted to be one, I apologize."

Taylor said he was trying to persuade a judge not to move the election-fraud trial of former state Sen. John Doug Hays back to Pikeville from London, 90 miles away.

"To me, that was a harmless metaphor that had absolutely nothing to do with eastern Kentucky," he said. "I would have used that phrase in Lexington, Frankfort, New York City or anywhere I wanted to conjure up the image of a totally apathetic and uninformed person." [...]
Somewhere in Lexington, Franfort, and New York, there are probably several apathetic, uninformed persons raging with anger that he just called them illiterate cave dwellers.

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