Looks like former state senator John Ford is taking the Han Solo defense ("It's not my fault"
) in response to the charges
brought against him.
"The government has tried to show me and others as being corrupt and villains when, in essence, they are the ones that are corrupt. They're the villains," Ford said after his arraignment in federal court.
"They're the ones that have been disingenuous all along. They're the ones that set up a fictitious, phony, illegal apparatus," Ford said.
Yes, John, it was the government that forced you to take the money, fold it up and put it in your pocket. The government was wrong to tempt you to do such a horrible thing. Were it not for their tempation, you'd be on the straight and narrow. Next thing you know, Ford will allege that he took the bribe in question in order to expose the evil government plot against him.
The sad part of all this is that Ford probably believes he has done nothing wrong....
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/09/2005 02:14:00 PM