The Larry Inman trial is ongoing. Why isn’t someone sticking a camera in Wayne Schmidt’s face every single day asking him for comment? It’s Wayne Schmit’s old seat. According to this website, Schmidt got $5,000 from the same Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters PAC. The same website says that Larry Inman got only $2,000 from the carpenters.
At trial, Inman’s attorney made a stink about the fact that the union Inman tried to shake down allegedly funded the recall effort in part. However, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has given Inman until the end of the week to explain how he’s paying for his defense or explain how he doesn’t have to explain. Interesting, huh? Local news hasn’t run with that one at all yet.
This is what Larry Inman says he looks like:
Does anyone else see a striking resemblance to Mr. Woodchuck from Full House? (In your best Mr. Woodchuck voice: “Got any…checks?!?”)
Then, there’s the attorney. How does a guy who’s accused of trying a shakedown find an attorney who looks like a 1920s mobster? Is there a section of the yellow pages for that? (1920s gangsta voice: It was the drugs, see? It was free speech, ya see? The government is just taking him for a ride, see? My client’s not going on vacation, ya see?)
The Inman recall group says that they’re going to pursue an appeal of the rejection of the recall petition language. This is a good opportunity for courts to clarify whether it’s a strict compliance/exact language requirement or not.