DURST: Kenneth Star Rebuff
The Supreme Court rebuffed Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr's request for a rare summer session and a bypass of the normal appellate channels in his desire to get some real mean dogs with sharp teeth involved in his witch hunt. His request for fast tracking a couple of judgements on Clinton's client attorney and Secret Service privileges was based on a claim this was an emergency on the order of Watergate or the national steel strike of 52. The Justices however, seemed to agree that it's an emergency more on the order of a broken chaise lounge or a missing lug nut. In essence they said, "hey, Mr. Special Prosecutor, you're not all that special, and should play by the same rules all the other boys and girls have to play by". The guy has been leisurely strolling for four years and forty million dollars and suddenly he's in such a hurry, he makes The Flash look like the Man of Molasses. The Court of Appeals was remanded by the Supreme Court to proceed expeditiously and we can only hope that Kenneth Starr will do the same. Otherwise, at $30,000 a day for 1400 days, I'm pretty sure we can get Mr. Starr charged in Federal Court for overbilling. Will Durst is definitely in favor of charging Mr. Starr with something, and to be honest, an electric cattle prod springs to mind.