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Sometimes the absurdity of the Casey Anthony case, and the pre-trial hearings, leave me speechless.
It’s so confoundedly irritating that someone like Jose Baez can exploit the courts time defending a client who, if not completely guilty, is at least guilty of negligent child abuse resulting in murder.
Attorney Baez said that the recent hearing (in which Judge Perry, for the second time, advised Baez that he must comply and provide discovery to the State), was
a waste of taxpayer’s money.
Casey Anthony used similar phrasing during a startling phone call to her home during her first night in jail.
You may remember that phone call in which Casey starts out yelling at her mother, her brother, and then to a young girl named Kristina? Kristina tried desperately to beg Casey for information on the whereabouts of Caylee, to no avail:
Kristina: Casey, you have to tell me if you know anything about Caylee. If anything happened to Caylee, I’ll die — you understand, I’ll die.
Casey: Oh my God. Calling you guys was a waste – a huge waste.
A waste. A huge waste.
Yes, to those of us devoted to justice, this case is becoming a waste of the courts time and certainly a waste of taxpayer money. Casey Anthony, let me state plainly, deserves good counsel, but not even she deserves Jose Baez.
Casey’s White Horse
And as hapless as Jose Baez is in the courtroom, all that Casey Anthony can see in him is a mirage – a white horse to ride off in the sunset on.
When you string together all of the lies, all of the finagling that Baez and team have tried to perpetrate in the media about supposed suspects (white horses to ride), they just amount to a sleigh full of white plastic horses on a Christmas display.
These fake white horses go nowhere and do nothing but turn the focus back on Suspect Number One, Casey Anthony.
Let me attempt to recall some of the white horses that Casey and Baez thought would result in a ride to innocence.
Suspect White Horse #1
Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzales. The Orange County Sherriff’s Office (OCSO) quickly ruled her out. Oh, but that was a horse the family got on, too! Early on, you may recall, Zenaida was galloping all over the Casey Anthony case. She was certainly their prime suspect and lead horse for a long while.
Surely Baez read the reports from OSCO Detective Yuri Mellich regarding the multiple lies Casey told in the early days about Zenaida? Surely Baez knew that Casey Anthony, not Zenaida, was the last person on earth to see Caylee alive?
Perhaps Baez avoided reading any of the OSCO reports or findings in order to suspend his disbelief in Casey’s innocence?
Suspect White Horse #2
Once the Zenaida horse got too tired, the Jesse Grund horse looked pretty good! Oh, he seemed like a fine pick in the horse race! (I believe the Anthony’s are still riding the Jesse-Grund-Did-It-Horse, however.)
Ah, but herein lies a rub! Cindy Anthony has been stating publicly that Caylee is still alive, so it wouldn’t make sense for her to blame anyone, now would it?!
Suspect White Horse #3
Cindy’s horse tales. Remember the painful videotaping of her interrogation with OSCO and the FBI? Remember how Cindy Anthony was hooked on Casey’s “friends” as perfect white horses (suspects) in the disappearance of Caylee? A lame attempt that went nowhere.
Suspect White Horse #4
Then, Kronk became a solid contender for a blue ribbon in this horse show. Baez was so sure that he had a winner when he got a whiff of possible prior bad acts related to Kronk. Now the Kronk horse has morphed into plastic fodder for Christmas memories, too.
Latest report on Kronk as a white horse? Baez may be abandoning him all together as a contender (suspect).
Lady Godiva’s Horse
Goodness, all these white horses. Why, it’s just like what Lady Godiva rode when she rode naked in the streets of England to revolt against taxes!
Casey, with that long Lady-Godiva-like hair, sees as her white stallion, Jose Baez. He, she believes, will ride off with her into the sunset – her innocence carrying them both to live happily ever after.
That’s why Casey Anthony smiles each time she enters the court room. Baez is her white horse, and she is certainly his.
Oh, he was going to ride this Casey Anthony horse to fame and fortune!
Aren’t fame and money a potent aphrodisiac when one has questionable scruples?
This case should have been plead out in the very early days. Casey Anthony, who clearly is not playing with a full deck of cards, desperately needed an attorney to explain all the evidence against her. Doesn’t Baez see that his job is to save Casey Anthony’s life from the death penalty? That’s all you can do when you have no defense. And if you have a client like Casey Anthony who is a sociopath and refuses to admit any guilt, a good attorney (seeing the evidence) would walk away from the case and from Casey Anthony if she refused to deal. (I still think an insanity defense should have been tried in this case.)
Yes, Casey Anthony deserves a trial, but she deserves a Public Defender, not a hapless lawyer who wants to be a white stallion before he’s wet behind the ears in a court of law! Baez is too inexperienced for this case, plain and simple.
But, Baez is staying put, I’m sure. And Lady Godiva will continue to enter that Orlando courtroom, smiling as she jumps on her high horse to bilk the taxpayers.
What a waste. A huge waste.