February 22, 2007

Am I the only one who thinks...

...this guy's been hit with the gavel one too many times?

Judge: Baby's guardian gets Smith's body

By MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press Writer

5 minutes ago

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Blubbering ["blubbering" is a bit loaded, isn't it? ed.] as he announced his decision, a judge said Thursday that the guardian of Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter can decide where the model should be buried.

Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin steered a surprise middle course in the dispute. Smith's estranged mother wanted her buried in her native Texas, while Smith's boyfriend wanted her laid to rest in the Bahamas.

The judge compromised and gave custody to attorney Richard Milstein, the guardian for Smith's 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn.

It wasn't immediately clear what Milstein would do.

The judge choked up frequently and wept as he explained his decision. "I want her to be buried with her son in the Bahamas. I want them to be together."

Emphases mine.

Okay, aside from the reportorial editorialization, from all that I've heard from this judge throughout the proceedings seems to point either to his incompetence or his incapacity. Personally, the guy sounds like a loon to me, or he wants a TV show of his own. "Surprise middle course"!? Surprising in the sense that it made absolutely no sense at all. If he can't make a decision, leaving that choice to one of the other attorneys who's knee-deep in the case seems beyond stupid. His inability to render a properly dispassionate decision makes him seem like a good candidate for recall or impeachment.

Way to go, Florida!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 22, 2007 03:36 PM

I'm not so sure - given the liberals' penchant for deciding everything on emotion (and their fascination with celebrities) I'd say Judge Sniffles is an ideal candidate for President of the US.

Hey - if he can feel the pain of a dead, decomposing body, he must be a real sensitive guy who will surely feel all of our pain.

Posted by: skinnydan at February 22, 2007 03:47 PM

Well, let's let him have a TV show first and see how he does in the ratings.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 22, 2007 03:59 PM

I heard that he really does want his own "Judge Judy" type show.

Posted by: Kathy at February 22, 2007 04:38 PM

Well, he's gonna have to quit that baby-act crying thing. Judge Judy'd eat him alive.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 22, 2007 04:39 PM