04/02/2005: Eulogy For a Master....
Not that I've ever been a "Johnnie Cochran" fan, but here is as nice a *eulogy* as he could have hoped for in the Press in this piece: The Defense Rests by Eugene Robinson (Washington Post).
Reminds me of this Chicago "name" attorney (tho' he shall remain *nameless* here at DBV) who was a "master of defense" and reputed to *connect with juries* and seduce their passions into an acquittal for his clients. I saw him once in court, during the trial of a certain "Chicago Madam" years back. He was this most unimpressively sloppy looking guy, wearing what might have been a $1000 suit, but so ill-fitted and with cuffs cut above his ankles, and sooo rumpled - he musta slept in it the night before. Yet juries *loved* this guy...who can tell what a takes to make a "Master", but he and Johnnie Cochran had that "gift."
Karen on 04.02.05 @ 06:09 AM CST