and which is nowhere near a million a year, let alone 5 or 10 million a year. Additionally we don't get the best judges, only the most electable, save for the Supreme Court, and State and Federal Apellate Court.
I remain baffled by the O.J. trial, as indeed do its jurors who seem to all say, "That's not what I meant to do" when questioned. I would think that there should be some way to hamstring his financial arrangements and impoverish him, but it appears that the best defense that money could buy has transformed itself into the best retirement plan ever concocted. Personally I lean toward cricket bats in a dark alley.
(Cricket bats in cross section have a rounded facial surface used to hit the ball, backed by a triangular surface and two straight narrow edges. Between the edges, the back, and that secure rubber clad grip at the top of 3 feet of willow, you have a very useful and handy implement. I did however prove that you could hit a straight pitched ball farther with a baseball bat than a cricket bat over in Britain during the wind up of a father son cricket match. Cricket balls are somewhat softer than baseballs but take a very satisfying ride any way. I actually don't remember ever getting hold of a real baseball as well as I hit that cricket ball, but if there was a time to do it, that was it. Maybe I just saw the nice red color and the white stitched seam more clearly than a plain white baseball. However I was completely out of my league when it came to real cricket where the ball is bounced off the ground about 2/3 of the way from the bowler to the batsman. A good bowler, or even a half good English amateur can make the damn' ball do almost anything using spin and that bounce off the ground, and they can do it accurately aiming at the 3 stumps behind the batsman. I was clean bowled regularly, and caught the few times I made contact. There's no time to set up properly after that bounce unless you've been schooled in the game since childhood. Additionally the rule for LBW or Leg Before Wicket is so arcane that I was called out when I just stood there, completely baffled. Still, for self-defence I trust my newish trusty Cricket bat, it's lighter and more maneuverable than a baseball bat.) Please note, no threat is here implied or intended. I wouldn't cross the street to spit on his shoes, though I would to avoid him.