Thursday, March 01, 2012


In my real life job as "law-talkin' guy" one of the things we really hope judges do is to read things and have some sense of comprehension. So even if this Federal Judge in Montana is being truthful (and call me skeptical), it is still appallingly stupid at best.
Montana Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull, a George W. Bush nominee, admitted on Wednesday that he forwarded a racially-charged email implying that President Barack Obama might have been the product of a sexual encounter between his mother and a dog...

The federal judge’s email called the joke “a bit touching” and said he wanted all of his friends to feel what he felt when he read the email. “Hope it touches your heart like it did mine,” he wrote...

He added that he “did not forward it because of the racist nature of it” although he acknowledged it was racist. “The only reason I can explain it to you is I am not a fan of our president, but this goes beyond not being a fan,” Cebull explained to the newspaper. “I didn’t send it as racist, although that’s what it is. I sent it out because it’s anti-Obama.”
So how many cases should this guy have to recuse himself from now (after all he's not on the Supreme Court)?

* Any race case
* Any case involving the Federal Executive Branch
* Any case involving a Republican
* Any case involving a Democrat
* Any case involving dogs

Other than that I guess he can sentence white people to the federal minimums for Meth and Pot.


DrDick said...

Welcome to the wit and wisdom of the Montana Republican. Have to say, however, that his apology (lame as it is) places him among the more sane and civil of our Republicans.

pansypoo said...

um, i am quite sure he has racist cockles.

Harry R. Sohl said...

He apparently doesn't know the difference between "touching" and "bad touching" so that takes him out of family and agricultural law in Montana as well.

The sheep will sleep better.

~ Harry R. Sohl

Bruce Webb said...

The guy is a racist idiot.

That said the whole "touching" piece was part of the original attachment, that is it wasn't an instance of some dumb ass doubling down by adding dumb assery to an already imcredibly offensive joke, it was just a dumb ass hitting "Forward". The whole thing was a formed piece.

The guy deserves every bit of scorn we can muster, but at least don't blame him for adding original content, that was all there when it hit his in box