I mentioned the first story, the 9 delegate votes for John McCain, in my previous post.
I would never want to get political with this blog...never...but this excerpt from the Associated Press report gave me a chuckle:
Some of the delegates elected at a party convention Saturday said they're convinced the former Vietnam prisoner of war can deliver better times for the far-flung U.S. territories in the Pacific. [emphasis mine]No comment.
The other story concerns an old Japanese dude, Kazuyoshi Miura, who shot and killed his wife in Los Angeles 27 years ago. Japanese courts sent him to jail for his crime, but he was set free in 1998.
He made the mistake of stepping on US soil (Yeah, I just called Saipan US soil). Now the US wants the chance to throw him behind bars.
I am amazed this story is making headlines. It doesn't involve a missing white woman, Britney Spears, or Miss Nevada Katie Rees. Sadly, I don't expect America to care too much...especially during Academy Award weekend.
...but my heart goes out to the family of the victim. I'm sure it gnaws at them knowing that the man who killed their loved one walks free.
Well, walked free. Homeboy's going to jail.