Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Why do we let politicians get away with this crap?

By all accounts, the mayor of East Cleveland, Ohio, one Saratha Goggins, is a model citizen - unless, that is, you count her murder conviction from 20 years ago.

As bad as that is, what's worse is her "explanation". Get this. She said that she recalled being convicted, but couldn't remember the charge. (Yeah, I have the same problem.)

She called the murder an "unfortunate incident" in her life. And, I'll bet the victim considered it pretty damn "unfortunate", too - unfortunate that Goggins was stabbing him to death!

Wait, it gets better. Goggins was married with children at the time. So, did she murder her husband?

Uh, no. She murdered her boyfriend.

Details are still unclear as Goggins succesfully petitioned a judge to have her record sealed.

You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.

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