Was uber-neo conservative Bill Kristol smoking medical marijuana before his ABC News' This Week appearance? Riots and civil unrest broke out across the country after officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting the unarmed Michael Brown to death. And much of the hostility was directed at the way St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch handled the grand jury from the get go as well as his bizarre late night presser, which helped fuel the outrage. Most serious people on this issue agree that McCulloch didn't conduct a true grand jury, but held his own trial instead behind closed doors and (in another bizarre move) actually let officer Wilson testify on his own behalf with no pushback against his claims. How is that being a prosecutor?
Even Reason Magazine noticed that McCulloch seemd to not be an objective party in this investigation: Grand Juries Almost Never Fail to Indict, But They Did in Ferguson
Yet, Bill Kristol loudly proclaimed Sunday morning that no serious legal person thinks officer Wilson should have been indicted.
BRAZILE: I read most of it. I couldn't -- I had to put it down because when you're at page 120 -- yes, Bill, I sat and read all of it --
KRISTOL: It's more than I did. I give you credit.
RADDATZ: I did, too.
BRAZILE: You look at all of this witness testimony and then you get to page 209, 210 and you see Darren Wilson. He wasn't cross-examined. The country prosecutor acted as if he was the defense attorney -- (CROSSTALK)
RADDATZ: -- jump in on this. Should it have been a different procedure? Should they have not had the grand jury? Or should they have done it in a --
KRISTOL: People I know who are both prosecutors and defense attorneys think there were no grounds to indict Officer Wilson. A lot of young people -- you know, he's a young American, too. And a lot of young Americans look at that situation and say, we shouldn't have political correctness or the understandable anger of a community lead to a railroading of the criminal justice system. No serious legal person I know thinks that he should have been brought to trial, not that he behaved in an exemplary way, perhaps, as a police officer. But that's a tough job. But he has his rights, too.
Bill, Krusty the Clown is not a serious legal person. Kristol didn't even read the documents that were made available after the press conference, but I guess Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and the NRO's Rich Lowry are his idea of serious legal minds.
It's too bad no one called him out on this nonsense on air, but I will here.