"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

No No No, The Term Is Ambulance Chaser, Silly

STANFORD -- A Stanford law school student who took an ambulance on a drunken joyride has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors and apologized for the incident.

Julia Powell, 27, a Yale graduate from Cambridge, Mass., will likely serve 36 days in a county jail, possibly in a weekend work program. She will be sentenced Aug. 24.

"I will punish myself more than this court will ever do," Powell said in Santa Clara Superior Court on Monday.

Powell's attorney, Dan Barton, said his client's erratic behavior was caused by a mixture of painkillers she was taking for shin splints and a few alcoholic drinks.

Prosecutor Jay Boyarsky didn't pursue more serious felony charges of stealing a working emergency vehicle, saying the incident "was essentially a joyride."

"But it was a reckless and stupid joyride which could have had tragic consequences," Boyarsky said.

No one was in the ambulance when Powell took it last October.
Story from KTVU. Say it with me now: L-E-L-A-N-D. . .

Or do we blame Yale?

Comments on "No No No, The Term Is Ambulance Chaser, Silly"


Anonymous Handsome Dan said ... (4:40 PM) : 

There you go trying to pick on Yalies again. Isn't the perp a current student at Stanford Law School? I see Cardinal fingerprints all over this one. Boola, Boola.


Blogger Selfish Country Music Loving Lady said ... (11:34 AM) : 

Yeah, come on! Clearly we should blame Cambridge, Mass. ... I'm sure Handsome Dan will agree with me on that.


Blogger Hired Hand said ... (11:37 AM) : 

I think that's one thing we can ALL agree on.


Anonymous Handsome Dan said ... (12:38 PM) : 

We are in accord then. May I offer up a Bronx cheer for the People's Republic of Cambridge! HH ... you buying? Boola, Boola.

(Ever since my great, great, great, great (well, you get the picture) grandfather, Handsome Dan II, was kidnapped and forced to eat Ding Dongs at the foot of the statue of John Harvard, I've had a dim view of all things Crimson and Cambridge. After undergoing years and years of deep psychotherapy, I'm still not quite over it.)


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