Bush Appointed Judge Resigns After Cross Dressing DUI Arrest
February 18, 2008
That I find this story so hilarious probably says more about me than the cross-dressing federal judge in question, but as they say these days, it is what it is. The punch line is probably the best part.
Somma worked in private practice for years in Boston before he was appointed to the bench by President Bush in December 2004.Yes, the fact that Bush appointed him as a federal bankruptcy judge does crack me up, but let's start at the beginning.
Somma's Mercedes-Benz E320 sedan hit a pick-up truck from behind about 11:29 p.m. on Feb. 6, the police report said. No one was hurt.
Somma, who lives in Newbury, Mass., fumbled in his purse for his driver's license before handing it to the officer who later arrested him, the police report shows.
"He had a difficult time locating his license in his purse. He passed over it multiple times before removing it," officer Paul J. Thompson wrote in his report.
The officer offered no other details with regard to the judge's attire or accessories. Nor would representatives of the Manchester Police Department or the city solicitor's office, which worked out the negotiated plea agreement with Somma's lawyer...But lots of other people did offer those details, of which Audrey Hepburn would have been proud.
When authorities removed him from the vehicle, they said he wore a black women's cocktail dress, fishnet stockings and high heels.But in his mug shot, the judge appears to be wearing blue eye shadow. Way to wreck a really chic look, Robert.