El-Amin did his best to maintain his dignity Thursday. That was not easy. He had solicited and taken a bribe. The reporters peppered him with questions outside the courthouse. "What were you thinking?" one asked him. He repeated the question as if that itself was an answer. In the end, perhaps the best thing you could say for him was that he didn't drag the whole thing out.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Columnist notes St. Louis Democrats did not drag us through long court cases
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist BilL mClcllan offers his take on the recent resignations and guilty pleas of Sen. Jeff Smith and representatives Steve Brown and Talibdin El-Amin, all St. Louis Democrats. McClellan notes that the three wasted no time dragging us through long court cases and ends his column this way: