Daily Archives: June 30, 2006

Not literally (unfortunately)

Scrushy ‘radioactive’ after trial

I really don’t think anyone was looking to go into business with Dickey S. anyway. I really do think he should start a prison ministry, try the Charles Colson route. Alternatively, he should convert to Islam and change his name to Rashid al-Schrush.

You learn something new every day:

Scrushy became an ordained minister. He is pastor of a congregation that meets at his son-in-law’s television studio in Hoover and helped found Kingdom Builders International, which aims to build churches and feed and clothe children in Africa. He often makes pleas on “Viewpoint” for donations to the foreign ministry.

I know, Matthew 18:20, but I really don’t think He was talking about TV studios.

The state’s largest newspaper, folks

Siegelman, Scrushy guilty of bribery

They fixed it now, but for a while they had “Siegleman” convicted of bribery. The Birmingham News misspelled the name of a former governor. Sigh.

Butting in

Scrushy blasts verdict

Of course he does. What else is he going to say? But I have to share this:

“This is the worst miscarriage of justice since General Sherman burned Atlanta,” his attorney, Terry Butts, said angrily following the verdict.

Really? The worst miscarriage of justice in 141 years? Not to mention that Atlanta clearly had it coming.

Yes, but which one?

Experts see prison for Siegelman, Scrushy

I was really hoping for Talladega, but more likely they’ll go to a minimum-security prison camp — either one adjacent to the Talladega prison or one at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, I’d guess the latter. But I’d really like to see them go to Talladega. The term will probably be four to eight years.