Oh my God. Seriously? Houston criminal defense lawyer Mark Bennett has just announced on his blog that he’s running for office as a Judge on the Texas Court of Appeals. It even brought Old Man Greenfield out of retirement.
The good news is that he’d be a great person to have on the bench. The bad news is that he’s running on the Libertarian ticket. To which I can only respond:
Mark, my friend. You’re running as a Libertarian? Do you realize they are insane? Are you insane? You haven’t got a chance. Not prayer, not a hope. If I hooked up an electron microscope to the Times Square JumboTron, it wouldn’t be powerful enough to see the infinitesimally small possibility that the voters would pick a Libertarian, let alone a Libertarian criminal defense lawyer. It just can’t work.
So how can I help?
…some day–probably very soon–someone will publicly say something so outrageously stupid, illogical, unethical or ugly that it will pull Scott back in.
Congratulations, Mark, on being the one!