Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I Got Nuttin' to Say

So not surprisingly, former Gov. George Ryan will not testify in his corruption trial. There are two ways to read this - his attorney Dan Webb feels that they are in a solid enough position to win an acquittal that he doesn't need to put his client on the stand; or his attorney feels that the case is a toss-up and that nothing good will come out of giving the prosecutors an open season on his client on the witness stand.

Given Ryan's volatile temper, I think that this was a wise, if not inevitable, move on Webb's part. This also means that we are now that much closer to judgment day.


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