Friday, June 15, 2007

Mike Nifong resigns and offers weak apology

Who's apologizing now?

Mike Nifong, the DA in the Duke LaCrosse prostitution case, is apologizing....sort of . "It was an obvious cynical ploy to save his law license, and his apology to these people is far too little and comes far too late," said defense lawyer Joseph Cheshire.

Ok, we hate that all the smarm-as$es were right - guys like Hannity, et al. But, Mikey, you blew it. You let the whole election thing and fame thing go to your head. The best you can hope for now is to be an example of how the system can chew a person up and then spit them out. Oh, and like Paris, "turn this into something good".

And all those lives ruined - for the tall tale of a cracked up prostitute....what a damn shame.

"It has become increasingly apparent, during the course of this week, in some ways that it might not have been before, that my presence as the district attorney in Durham is not furthering the cause of justice," Nifong said.

Nifong's soft-spoken statements were barely audible in the courtroom, where observers leaned forward in their chairs as they struggled to hear Nifong through his tears. But the families of since-cleared players Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans watched with little emotion, and Evans' attorney rejected Nifong's attempt to take responsibility.