Dispatches from the Creation Wars

The Definition of Chutzpah

You gotta hand it to Norman Hsu, the Democratic fundraiser who was finally caught after spending 15 years avoiding sentencing for a 1992 fraud conviction; he’s got cojones. He says that that conviction should be voided because his right to a speedy trial was violated by authorities, who didn’t look hard enough for him after he fled to avoid sentencing:

Hsu is asking a judge to toss his 15-year-old felony fraud conviction, arguing that his right to a speedy trial was violated because authorities weren’t actively pursuing him.

Sorry, pal, you already had the trial. You were convicted. They couldn’t sentence you because you fled. One wonders how on earth his attorney could utter those words with a straight face.