In today's Chronicle, Lloyd Kelley (in referring to his role in the Rosenthal contempt hearing yesterday) made the unfortunate comment "I'm in the passenger seat in this."
Now, I'm sure that those of us who are aware of Kelley's history would sleep much easier at night knowing that he was in the passenger seat and not driving, but the statement he makes is disingenuous.
Is there anybody out there who really believes that he is anything close to wide-eyed, crusading attorney for two poor innocent kids that were victimized by the brutal sheriff's office? But God bless him, it doesn't slow him down one bit and making himself look like a babe-in-the-woods who is just shocked and stunned at the way the proceedings are going.
Give it a rest, Lloyd.
We all know that you and Clarence Bradford are former police officers and best friends.
We all know that you want him to be the D.A. come November 2008, even though he isn't remotely qualified.
We all know that Clarence Bradford needs somebody else to have some mud slung on them so that the voters will overlook the DNA scandal, the K-Mart scandal, the perjury scandal, the pay raise scandal . . .
We all know that you hate the District Attorney's Office because of a run-in you had years back.
We all know that the DA's Office has nothing to do with your clients' lawsuit against the Sheriff's Office.
We all know that you went on a fishing expedition through Chuck's e-mails that yielded things beyond your wildest dreams.
We all know you did the Dance of Joy when you handed all those e-mails over to the media before Judge Hoyt could reseal them.
We all know that you subpoenaed Kelly Siegler to court because she is a DA candidate (NOTE TO LYKOS: watch your e-mails. Lloyd will turn his attention to you the first time he can think of a remote link you might have with the case).
Look Lloyd, you've gotten everything you wanted and more out of this lawsuit. Clarence should be hugging you and thanking you with all kind of expunctions further down the road.
But seriously, you in the passenger seat? I think not.
You're driving, Buddy. And you've got a lot of road rage still in you.