We received this email today:
7:54 AM (3 hours ago)
"Brother, can you spare a dime?" perhaps the best comment we received, that summarized the failed attempt of Daniel Espinosa, Esq., to qualify to run against Judge Rosa Rodriguez. As detailed in these blog pages, Mr. Espinosa tried twice to qualify against Judge Rodriguez.
The first attempt was when Espinosa sent a check from his office account to pay for the filing fee. Filing fees can only be paid from campaign accounts.
Swing and a miss. Strike one.
Mr. Espinosa was then apparently able to find his way to the bank and fill out the documents in a successful manner that enabled to him to open a campaign account. Congratulations! We're very proud of you.
Mr. Espinosa then sent the clerk a new check from his campaign account. He was on his way to fulfilling his dream job as a Judge. But there was one, insy, binsy, teeny, weeny problem. He wasn't a day late, but he was twenty cents short.
The check was for the wrong amount. And there was no more time to get a new check to the clerk's office in Tallahassee.
Swing and a miss, strikes two and three. You're out. Do not pass Go. Do not run for Judge. Do not collect over three quarters of a million dollars in salary and benefits for the next six years.
"Of all the words of song and pen, the saddest are these....It Might Have Been."
Rumpole's Choice for Judges:
In the upcoming election, we are endorsing the following candidates.
Milena Abreu over Fred "Trump" Seraphin.
Judge Wendell Graham.
Judge Ed Newman.
Judge George Sarduy.
Judge Robert Luck.
We haven't made up our minds in the other races. In most of them, we aren't familiar with any of the candidates.
See You In Court.