I've been watching George Zimmerman's attorney, Don West, give his opening statement for about 20 minutes now, and let's just say his slow, rambling, and eye-glazing delivery shouldn't inspire confidence to the now-comically oversized Zimmerman sitting in the defense chair. The guy has also said about a dozen things, just in my brief time watching, which the prosecution has successfully objected. (I'm no legal scholar and all that, but the judge is starting to look flustered. It's day one.) And, of course, there's that opener: West opened up with the joke you'll see above, a brutally awkward knock-knock effort directed to a jury that did not laugh on cue. West is aware this is this trial is being kind of scrutinized, yes? To the point that his joke will probably lead all news broadcasts tonight? Or is he trying to get Zimmerman off based on ineffective assistance of counsel?
In any case, friend of the site Michael Che is having a field day over on Twitter.
"Your honor, Id like to call my first witness, Trayvon the puppet" - Zimmerman Attorney— Michael Che (@CheThinks) June 24, 2013
"Your Honor, if I may, id like to ask the jury to pick a card. ANY card.." - Zimmerman Attorney— Michael Che (@CheThinks) June 24, 2013
"Your honor, take my client George.. Please!" - Zimmerman Attorney— Michael Che (@CheThinks) June 24, 2013
Meet Mark. A comic looking for his big break. But what if that big break came in the form of.. Defending Zimmerman! Happy Madison presents..— Michael Che (@CheThinks) June 24, 2013
"Alright, for my closing argument, I need everybody to clap. Cmon clap! White jurors, try to stay on beat.." -Zimmerman Attorney— Michael Che (@CheThinks) June 24, 2013