We regret to report that Mr. Richard Hersch has appeared to suffer some break from reality. It’s so sad to see these once proud lions in the winter of their career. Mr. Hersch also seems to think this blog is run by the oft mentioned, formerly called “he who must not be named” Brian Tannebaum. Sorry. But Mr. Tannebaum is not the one tormenting you.
Mr. Hersch posted:
Hey, I was having a senior moment and logged on to this electronic rag. First, it is spelled HERSCH, moron. Second, you can expect that Judge Newman will be the gentleman that he always is. Having recently tried a case in his division, I think that he gives pretty good latitude on introduction of evidence. In light of the subject matter presented in these source code issues, it is likely that there will be a pretty open presentation, notwithstanding the objection that the state will have to everything.Now, as for my "senior moments" I know that is you Tannebaum and if you can get permission from your mom, I will meet you at the bike racks and kick your ass.
Rumpole replies: We checked and re-checked our post Mr. Hersch and believe that we spelled your name correctly. The “senior moment” quip was ours and ours alone. Mr. Tannebaum, safely ensconced in Tallahassee, did not have his paws in that post. Somehow the thought of Mr. Tannebaum meddling in the new legislative session does not bring us much comfort. Of course, there is that old saying about not wanting to see how sausage or laws are made. As to Judge Newman, your post seems to indicate we wrote something negative about him, yet we did not. We called him a Gentleman Judge.
Finally, we have been called many things, but an electronic rag? If you want to trash us, can’t you do better than that?
Anyway, we still like you and think the drunks of Dade County who drive are in the best of hands this Thursday. We know you will do your normal great job.
(And not to add any pressure, but if you blow it, you can be sure we will print it here. Go get-em tiger.)
See You In Court, but probably not the Muldowny hearings.
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