Great Moments In Disingenous Cloture Votes | Main | Once More, With Feeling
June 15, 2007

BREAKING: MIKE NIFONG WILL RESIGN POSITION AS DISTRICT ATTORNEY

I know a lot of people may be surprised he still was DA.

Apparently he sees the writing on the wall:

AP-DukeLacrosseURGENT 06-15 0028 AP-Duke Lacrosse URGENT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong says he will resign as district attorney in Durham County, North Carolina.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
APNP-06-15-07 1452CDT

It's a complete reversal, a total vindication for the actual victims, that you usually only see in movies, because, unfortunately, life just usually doesn't work this way.

And it would make a great movie, of course, for that reason. But don't expect Hollywood to actually make a big movie about it -- the victims have the wrong colored skin (even though the chief villain has the right-colored skin, the second-biggest villain has the wrong-colored skin, too).

A minor cable channel will make a quickie, low-budget two-night movie of the week about this -- at best. (And even that hypothetical movie will be sure to include "the other side," the argument that "something must have happened," and of course leave lingering questions about whether "justice was actually done." Can't deviate from the metanarrative too far, after all, even when the metanarrative is at odds with established facts and dramatic power.)

Thanks to Thomas.

KC Johnson Had It Before The Wires: Advantage: the blogosphere!

In a whisper, Nifong is suggesting that it does not serve the cause of justice for Durham for him to remain as DA.

"Whatever mistakes I made in this case are my mistakes"--though not the mistakes of which the Bar has accused him.

"My community has suffered enough." His actions in the case were "honorably intended but had unforeseen consequences.

Apologizes for his actions causing pains to the three families (as he continues to mispronounce the name of the Seligmanns).

Just before this post, Johnson had a post called Nifong Implodes. The thing is, Johnson is live-blogging, and doesn't have time for context. He doesn't explain why Nifong's statements here consittute and "implosion." I trusted he was right -- that whatever Nifong was saying, it was very detrimental to his own cause -- but couldn't myself see why.

I wrote him to ask why this was an "implosion," but of course he hasn't had time to write back yet.

But I guess there's little doubt now -- Yes, that "Nifong Implodes" headline was quite accurate.


Video: At Hot Air.

As many have speculated (I think KC Johnson did), this may simply be an attempt to head off his disbarrment -- and/or criminal charges -- by "voluntarily" crafting his own punishment for his misdeeds.


digg this
posted by Ace at 05:03 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet: "Dear Santa - This year, I've been very good, for s ..."

Bear with Assymetrical Balls: "I still have my Charlie Brown Christmas LP from wh ..."

Miklos, not from Fusion anything: "Oh Lord. Now Palp has another fundraising oppor ..."

Cicero (@cicero): "We have all these eucalyptus trees in CA through t ..."

JAS: "OK shitheads. Here is the story of eucalyptus in ..."

no good deed : "I like the "they say" it translates to Caucasian. ..."

logprof: "Wow, a Herman Cain sighting. ..."

Northernlurker : "Stop with the mariaci music. ..."

ALH: "The news showed film of the California wild fires. ..."

Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned: "[i]Middlin'. How are you?[/i]Sick, but better the ..."

Cicero (@cicero): "Is this the ONT? Like Shep Smith's sexuality, the ..."

logprof: "Mark Knopfler himself has self edited that song. S ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64