From The Bar November 16, 2007Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.
ASSOCIATION WEIGHS IN ON SUPREME COURT SCANDAL
FITSNews – November 16, 2007 – We’re not sure what it is with judges and lawyers, but they sure as hell take forever figuring out what to say about current events. For example, it took the S.C. Supreme Court two full days to respond to our original story detailing the questionable revision of South Carolina’s bar exam results. But we gave them a hall pass because everybody knows it’s hard to find a pen in robes that don’t have pockets, which makes them sort of like Sic Willie‘s favorite pair of sweat pants, except not quite as dignified.
Of course, the Court’s “rapid response” was a new land speed record compared to the tortoises over at the S.C. Bar Association, who distrubuted the following statement about the flap yesterday evening – which might as well have been about the last time this same thing happened twenty years ago:
The South Carolina Bar regrets that recent events involving the bar examination have resulted in criticism of the legal profession. The South Carolina Bar has no role in any aspect of the bar examination process and has no information other than what has been stated by the Supreme Court. The South Carolina Bar encourages those charged with responsibility for the bar examination to further explain what happened and take steps to avoid a recurrence of these events.
We’re not trying to sound too Tyler Durden-y here, but it probably shouldn’t take so long to come up with something that says so little. We actually showed the Bar’s statement to our attorneys, who were vehemently criticizing it until one of them reminded the others that they were all members of the association that put it out. That’s when they stopped laughing, billed us for eleventy kabillion dollars and headed off to an actual bar, where we hear they got drunk and hit on college girls before dropping by the local strip club for a nitecap. True American heroes? You better believe it!