September 23, 2004


The Salt Lake Tribune columnist who referred to public defenders as "rumpled" takes it back:

"In the past week, I've come to believe a good public defender is to the world of jurisprudence what a Jack Russell terrier is to the dog world: Driven, single-minded, yappy. You want to make a federal case of something? Toss off a careless remark about a legal defender. I did, and I'm still paying for it."

After all, it was that famous p.d. Zorro who said,

"My friends, there is no shame in being poor! Only in dressing poorly!"

P.D.'s: thin-skinned maybe, but not always schlubs.