Question for Casey Anthony’s lawyer: You’d totally let her babysit your kids, right?

posted at 9:17 pm on July 14, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite. On Tuesday I gave you the most ominous pause in modern political history; tonight you get the most ominous pause in modern legal history. Why revisit this rapidly fading saga now? Three reasons. One: It’s the first and last time we’ll ever have a chance to say, “Nice job, Joy Behar.” Savor this moment, America. Two: I hate to tell you, but according to Pew’s latest survey of “news interest,” there is a story this week that’s captured the country’s imagination — and it ain’t the debt-ceiling standoff. Demand, meet supply. Three: How often do you see a defense lawyer who got an obviously guilty client off — on two homicide charges involving a two-year-old child! — choke on camera when asked a question like this? You would think she’d lie through her teeth, if only to protect her own conscience: “Oh sure, I’d let her babysit. Ideally, Casey would be running her own day-care center.” Instead, this. How sure is Sims that she hasn’t sent a child-killer back into society? Not sure enough.

And if you think this clusterfark can’t get worse, let me assure you that it can. My friends, it’s come to this.

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Sure they would…

Khun Joe on July 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Wish Joy would ask Obumba those kind of questions.

Dingbat63 on July 14, 2011 at 9:28 PM

She lies! You can see it.

Electrongod on July 14, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Ew to all three women. No thanks, not clicking…

Fallon on July 14, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Horrible

JavelinaBomb on July 14, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Would Johnnie Cochran have been comfortable leaving his second wife alone with O.J.?

RDE2010 on July 14, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Would Johnnie Cochran have been comfortable leaving his second wife alone with O.J.? RDE2010 on July 14, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Is this a rhetorical question?

Dingbat63 on July 14, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Yes, Behar asked a good question and tried to follow up pretty well, but obviously let it slide for this liberal defense lawyer. But, my follow up would’ve been, “Well, you really didn’t answer the question, and I understand, so what about this? Would you let Casey Anthony petsit your dog and would you remove all the duct tape you might have in your home first?”

TXUS on July 14, 2011 at 9:39 PM

She may or may not be guilty of killing her own child, but we know she lost track of her for month. That’s not good on a babysitter’s resume.

pedestrian on July 14, 2011 at 9:40 PM

The pause that says it all..

Conservalicious on July 14, 2011 at 9:42 PM

I wouldn’t let Joy Behar babysit my dog let alone my kids!!!(if I had any kids…or a dog)

TheQuestion on July 14, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Dingbat63 on July 14, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Would you like a rhetorical answer?

RDE2010 on July 14, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Now that she cannot be tried again, maybe the lawyers can reveal to America what she has told them that makes them so sure she is innocent of murdering her child. That will make everyone rest easy once we find out what really happened. Come on. Tell us why you think she is not guilty. She must have convinced you somehow as everyone else who saw the evidence at trial thought she was guilty. Cone on. We are anxious to know.

artman1746 on July 14, 2011 at 9:51 PM

OMG brutal. Deer, Headlights.

So, yes, now we know the truth. I’m sure it haunts her at night.

Baez, i’m guessing…no so much

r keller on July 14, 2011 at 9:55 PM

She may or may not be guilty of killing her own child, but we know she lost track of her for month. That’s not good on a babysitter’s resume.

pedestrian on July 14, 2011 at 9:40 PM

She killed that little girl, her own lawyer’s “tell” in this video proving it. Was it premeditated or some sort of neglect, I don’t care. Caylee died at that woman’s hands or as a result of complete indifference. And, Mommy Dearest didn’t “lose track of her” for that month, she knew exactly where the child (the body anyway) was. That she partied hearty and got a nice tattoo after “not knowing where my daughter was”, for thirty days, was worse than OJ’s post-murder conduct, where he got on a plane and went to Chicago for a night, if I recall it right.

TXUS on July 14, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Dingbat63 on July 14, 2011 at 9:38 PM Would you like a rhetorical answer? RDE2010 on July 14, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Sure. Why not?

Dingbat63 on July 14, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Wow, Beharhar asks a semi tough question. I’ll give her credit for that. And yeah, the The End/Her Majesty delay is quite awfully noticeable.

Coronagold on July 14, 2011 at 10:05 PM

And if you think this clusterfark can’t get worse, let me assure you that it can. My friends, it’s come to this.

Charles Manson and Richard Ramirez have a lot of fans and get a lot of mail to.
Sh!t…Bundy got married (married Carole Boone) during his second trial.

It’s unbelievable how lonely and pathetic some people can get that they would latch on to such coldblooded,evil people.

Baxter Greene on July 14, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Hah! Saved by the iPad. It totally won’t play this video.
I, for one, totally welcome our new touch screen over lords.
Hey Allah panda* where is the hotair iPad app?

*auto spell correct is awesome.

bitsy on July 14, 2011 at 10:11 PM

She killed that little girl, her own lawyer’s “tell” in this video proving it. Was it premeditated or some sort of neglect, I don’t care. Caylee died at that woman’s hands or as a result of complete indifference. And, Mommy Dearest didn’t “lose track of her” for that month, she knew exactly where the child (the body anyway) was. That she partied hearty and got a nice tattoo after “not knowing where my daughter was”, for thirty days, was worse than OJ’s post-murder conduct, where he got on a plane and went to Chicago for a night, if I recall it right.

Unfortunately, I agree with the verdict after some reflection. And quite honestly, I am thankful a jury could be as clear headed as they were.

The villain is the prosecutor. They should have not been led by public opinion and used the evidence (or lack there of) they had to determine what they could convict her of. I don’t think anyone questions whether Casey killed that child. But the death penalty is reserved for those who commit heinous crimes. We have no idea of the crime she committed. All we know is that the girl’s dead, she lied and partied. The death penalty has a high bar – and as someone who is for the death penalty, it’s important to not destroy its integrity. Had the prosecutor sought life, she’d be guilty. But you can not impose the greatest punishment without important questioned resolved.

bloghooligan on July 14, 2011 at 10:13 PM

The villain is the prosecutor. Had the prosecutor sought life, she’d be guilty. But you can not impose the greatest punishment without important questioned resolved.

bloghooligan on July 14, 2011 at 10:13 PM

The villain is not the prosecutor. The jury had manslaughter and aggravated child abuse to choose from and still found her not guilty in spite of the evidence to the contrary. The grand jury agreed on the death penalty too.
She should have rotted in prison the rest of her miserable life.

TxAnn56 on July 14, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Dingbat63 on July 14, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Alright, ;)

No, of course it isn’t a rhetorical question. I mean, a man who is divorced once for abuse and infidelity by his first wife would by no means defend a man of similar characteristics and let him near his wife.

RDE2010 on July 14, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I’d hire Casey Anthony before Joy Behar.

Ronnie on July 14, 2011 at 10:30 PM

She should have rotted in prison the rest of her miserable life.

Or at least until the end of her reproductive years.

bitsy on July 14, 2011 at 10:33 PM

liars goni lie

rickyricardo on July 14, 2011 at 10:48 PM

The villain is the prosecutor. Had the prosecutor sought life, she’d be guilty. But you can not impose the greatest punishment without important questioned resolved.

bloghooligan on July 14, 2011 at 10:13 PM

You are so wrong. That jury was “death penalty qualified”, which only means that they could, within their conscience, recommend someone whom they found guilty of premeditated or felony murder to death, but could also recommend them to life in prison. The prosecution, at the guilt or innocent stage, will never mention the punishment sought, nor should they. That’s reserved for after a finding of guilt.

To blame the prosecutor as a villain misses the point. The jury, through instructions, know full well that their finding of guilt or innocence does not mean they have decided on a punishment recommendation should they find the defendant guilty.

That said, this jury — and to the credit of the defense — took their first job, the determination of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, very literally, something that I do fail the prosecution for not clearing up in rebuttal argument during the close.

But, mistakes do not make villains.

TXUS on July 14, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Three-Star Skank-Fest.

Jaibones on July 14, 2011 at 11:03 PM

bloghooligan on July 14, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Yes, you’re not only wrong, but it’s sad to see so many just parroting what a bunch of other foolish and misinformed peeps have been saying over and over again. There is more need for independent thinking and critical thinking.

Funny, no one remembers waaaaaay back in November 2008 when it was broadly reported and a 30 page document was turned in by the DEFENSE that said Caylee Anthony, IF she had met a lethal ending, that she could died due to chloroforming. And this was before her body was found rotting in the Florida woods.

The Jury was stupid and failed to see what was put in front of them. They have set a sociopath free.

Gob on July 14, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Those who don’t think they know how the child died really should read the deposition of Lee Anthony, the brother.

Not only is it fascinating, but via the deposition, you can see the time-line of when the baby disappeared and how the family handled it. One also inadvertently sees how the Grandparents (especially Cindy Anthony) searched and became more and more alarmed with the 31 day absence of Casey and the deceased Caylee. Hardly the behaviour of Grandparents who knew the baby drowned (which is a huge lie).

I’m still bothered that people say that they don’t see how the murder was committed when the baby was chloroformed (with traces of a dead child chloroformed being found in CASEY’s CAR, the stench of a dead body and the baby found decomposed in the Florida woods with duct tape (from her house) and 3 bags her body was thrown into came DIRECTLY from Anthony’s house.)

Also, from the deposition of Lee Anthony, one sees that he was asked about all her make-believe friends at a certain time lumped together. This showed that the Prosecution was on to her made-up “friends”. All of them.

Gob on July 14, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Joy Behar is content with severing the spinal cords of unwanted children and leaving them to die, so why should I care whether she scored a gotcha on an amoral careerist lawyer? Had Caylee been in Casey’s womb, this wouldn’t even be a story.

Casey Anthony is what America wants to be: young, good-looking, ready to have fun, come Hell or high water. Every person on that jury (and in Fox/CNN/etc.’s audience) wanted to be with her, or be her. There’s not much more to know about the whole affair. Caylee is really only exposition.

spmat on July 14, 2011 at 11:40 PM

We have several children ranging in age from 13 years of age down to 3 years of age.

I would definitely let Casey Anthony babysit our children without a moment’s hesitation.

I’d do that right after I put lip stick on a Grizzly Bear, wrestle a 15 foot, adult, young Bull African Bush Elephant, bench press a battle ship 20 set of 50 repititions, space walk without a protective suit, bring Bruce Lee back from the Grave and beat him in hand-to-hand combat, wipe out all of al Qaeda, al Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade, Hamas, Hizbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, Taliban, and other Islamofascist militant groups in one day, without any weapons, set the world record in the mile at 12 seconds flat, run the 100 meters in .00000000000000000000000000000000000000001 second, fly to Andromeda Galaxy and back in .0000000000002 seconds, take on all the UFS, Wreckage, K-Force, and other professional fighters, all at once, and beat them within three seconds, without any of them laying a glove on me, breaking Marilyn vos Savant’s World Record IQ score of 228 (100 is normal), cure cancer, cure heart disease, end abortion, fix all forms of spinal injuries and brain-neural injuries, and win the multimillion dollar lottery 500 days straight.

Oh, one more thing. It would also have to see hell freeze over and the devil wear ice skates, while eating an ice cream cone.

William2006 on July 14, 2011 at 11:40 PM

bloghooligan on July 14, 2011 at 10:13 PM

The prosecutor is only a villain in a world where justice is less important than process. The jury didn’t want to convict, so they didn’t. The lack of evidence was an excuse.

spmat on July 14, 2011 at 11:46 PM

I wouldn’t let her or her lawyer within 100 feet of my son!
It is amazing how the “click” of a 45 instantly clears and focuses the mind . . .

Bubba Redneck on July 14, 2011 at 11:57 PM

First off, anyone that was involved in this case should just zip it up. Let some time pass before you speak of this case (like a few years).

The jury got it right while the prosecutor lost this trial by going for the death penalty with no evidence for cause of death or motive for murder one.

Our justice system will never be perfect but its the best in the world.

RedRobin145 on July 15, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Since they could not put either the duct tape nor the chloroform in Casey’s hands. Nor could they actually give a cause of death. Just how do you show Casey was in any way responsible for her daughters death? Her behavior after the fact is not proof of guilt. First, she partied before the child died. Second, her parents where happy to babysit. Third, the videos show love between mother and daughter and friends testified Casey was a good mother. Last, did anyone expect George Anthony to admit he was a child molester?

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on July 15, 2011 at 12:30 AM

The prosecutor is only a villain in a world where justice is less important than process. The jury didn’t want to convict, so they didn’t. The lack of evidence was an excuse.

spmat on July 14, 2011 at 11:46 PM

ha it’s amazing just how close what you said here is to what I said to my s/o last night after seeing the 3rd part of the jury foreman’s interview with Greta – the only significant difference is that I used “formalities” instead of “process”.

Bizarro No. 1 on July 15, 2011 at 2:04 AM

Every person in this country has a right to a defense–it is the government’s job to prove guilt. It is not the job of a defense attorney to like his client, nor to believe that client committed no crime. It is the job of a defense attorney to make the government prove its case. Although it is morally repugnant and wicked for them to smear anyone else while they are defending their client, questions like this are a lousy set-up–they essentially promote the idea that if a person has committed a crime, he doesn’t have a right to a defense because a lawyer should not defend him.

DrMagnolias on July 15, 2011 at 5:26 AM

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on July 15, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Hoping you’re not being serious, but if you are:

1. Circumstantial evidence IS enough for a conviction

2. The jury has only to determine whether THEY think she murdered beyond a reasonable doubt; not how or when the murder occurred (see number one)

3. Even IF she was molested (and she was not), why does that equal an aquittal? What, people who have bad things done to them are not responsible for the bad things they do to others? Being abused destroys your conscience..is that it?

Abuse in past = will abuse in future is a bunch of liberal hogwash. God made us better than that. Even abused people know better than to KILL THEIR CHILDREN.

Grace_is_sufficient on July 15, 2011 at 6:37 AM

Grace_is_sufficient on July 15, 2011 at 6:37 AM

And, if she had been molested, what kind of woman would then entrust her child to the molester?

DrMagnolias on July 15, 2011 at 6:52 AM

About time to let this story go. Allah you confuse justice with the law. The law is not always just. Moreover that creep, yes creep, was found NOT GUILTY not INNOCENT. You me not in court and not on jury.

Leave it.

Sherman1864 on July 15, 2011 at 7:25 AM

I’m really not surprised that the idiot Beyhar asked this question – but I am continually surprised by Americans who don’t understand the way our system of justice works.

What would the United States BE LIKE if lawyers refused to defend people who look guilty as hell? What about that guy who was accused of bombing the Olympics in Atlanta – the guy that turned out to be basically a hero but had his name dragged through the mud by the justice department and the lame stream? Without a lawyer – the guy would have probably been convicted.

So that’s the way our system works – people are entitled to defense counsel – and “enthusiastic” defense counsel at that. Some people who are guilty get off – that is the way this system is designed – a few escape so that we know the ones we convict are guilty.

As far as this lawyer answering this particular question … why didn’t she just say (immediately) … “Hey Joey, no I don’t think I’d allow this woman to babysit my kids – as a bare minimum – she’s not a very good Mom. However, the trial wasn’t about her right to babysit my kids nor was it about me losing my rights to choose who babysit them.”

Enough said I think.

HondaV65 on July 15, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Grace_is_sufficient on July 15, 2011 at 6:37 AM

The defense didn’t prove it’s case – bottom line.

HondaV65 on July 15, 2011 at 7:41 AM

Wonderful justice system where this creep escapes prison and with cash to boot. Now she can get her own show on MSNBC or CNN. Crime does pay and pay well it seems.

How about we let Casey Anthony babysit Joy Behar?

mozalf on July 15, 2011 at 7:42 AM

Of course she was lying. She’s a lawyer.

You could tell she was lying because her lips were moving.

And she blinked a couple of times.

And she was breathing.

SagebrushPuppet on July 15, 2011 at 7:46 AM

HondaV65 on July 15, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Exactly.

DrMagnolias on July 15, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Sorry, Behar is asking a really stupid question. This is not a black-white issue of either Anthony is a great mother or she’s a murderess. She can be a terrible irresponsible person and still be innocent. Or, more germanely, you can still believe that people deserve a legal defense even if they’re scumbags.

Hal_10000 on July 15, 2011 at 9:52 AM

One: It’s the first and last time we’ll ever have a chance to say, “Nice job, Joy Behar.”

Now THAT’S funny.

dissent555 on July 15, 2011 at 10:08 AM

scum interviewing SCUM about SCUM = more SCUM

Katfish on July 15, 2011 at 12:15 PM

What a pair of clueless skanks.

Watching that vid kills braincells.

Tim_CA on July 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM