We've been chatting over the last few days about whether Brent Wilkes is the stupidest criminal defendant in the world or Mark Geragos is the stupidest lawyer in the world. And I've exchanged emails with a number of readers -- mainly lawyers -- who've shared with me various different theories of the case or theories of the just what Geragos has been up to that, I concede, have exposed me to some complexities of the situation that at least complicate the picture.
That said ...
Seth Hettena, one of the key reporters on the Duke Cunningham case has been blogging
the trial at his website. He notes in his latest post
that in court Geragos can't help yacking away about how he's putting his all into Wilkes case -- up all night, preparing this, planning that, yada, yada, yada.
So where was he burning the midnight oil the night before he had to begin his defense?
On Larry King Live shooting the breeze with Dr. Phil
about how to defend accused child molester Chester Stiles
If Wilkes didn't appear to be such a cretin you would almost have to feel sorry for the guy, kicking back on the night before the start of his doomed defense and seeing his lawyer chatting it up with a self-help guru about how he might defend some child molester after they ship Brent off to the slammer.