JUSTICE HOLT: Mind unchanged by Stacy Hurst call.
The fake polling operation by Republican Stacy Hurst'
s campaign for state House barked up the wrong tree today.
They called retired Supreme Court Justice Jack Holt,
who reported his experience to the Times.
His account of the call:
"Have you voted?"
No. "Have you made up your mind?"
Yes. "Would you mind saying who you voted for?
Why, no, Clarke Tucker
. "Would you vote for him if you knew he represented a criminal free of charge?"
It was a home run pitch for Holt.
I said, yes I would. I happen to be a retired lawyer and judge and I"ve probably handled 50 pro bono cases. I asked her if she knew that everybody has a right to have a counsel and it's even required by the Constitution.
When he took a breath, the caller said, "Well, uh, thank you" and hung up. He added:
I was sorry. If she'd stayed on longer I said I might reconsider my vote if Stacy Hurst would retract what she's said.
Not a chance. It's all Hurst has, a single pro bono case Tucker once handled. That and Tucker's 4-year-old son, for NOT getting the school assignment his parents hoped for..
Holt said he wished cartoonist George Fisher was still around. He'd order up a cartoon with Stacy Hurst sitting in the lap of her financial angel, tycoon Warren Stephens
. "Not like a lap dance," he hastened to add. "Like a puppet."