What kind of self-immolating moron rejects a plea deal and demands a jury trial for disrupting a Senate confirmation hearing? Let me enlighten–enpinken, to coin a word–you.
Desiree A. Fairooz, that’s who.
The liberal press is focusing on the fact that Fairooz and her friends are facing jail time for her laugh. But it wasn’t for her laugh. It was for being a total moron, and believing that no jury would convict her.
Fairooz is a 61-year-old professional activist, who lives to disrupt and gum up the works as a member of CODEPINK (yes, that’s how they spell it).
As a member of CODEPINK, Fairooz has a long history of political protest. In 2007, for example, she put fake blood on her hands and approached then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the start of a congressional hearing, saying that Rice and the rest of the Bush administration had the blood of “millions of Iraqis” on their hands.
A class act, n’est-ce pas?
She showed up at then-Sen. Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing for Attorney General wearing her ridiculous red mumu and pink kindergarten art project hat (it’s supposed to be Lady Liberty), then laughed after Sen. Richard Shelby’s introduction. She was joined by two idiots dressed as KKK members in white hoods and robes, according to the New York Times.
Now all three may be wearing orange, or whatever color raiment the D.C. Central Detention Facility issues its residents.
See, it wasn’t the laugh itself that got these halfwits locked up. It was the shouting and disruption as Capitol police tried to escort Fairooz out of the chamber. HuffPo (this is a perfect example of the left hoisting itself on its own petard) reported:
Several jurors who spoke with HuffPost after the verdict emphasized that they were focused on Fairooz’s actions after a rookie Capitol Police officer approached Fairooz when she laughed at Sen. Richard Shelby’s (R-Ala.) claim that Sessions had a clear, well-documented and “extensive record of treating all Americans equally under the law.” A group of jurors spoke to HuffPost on the condition of anonymity.
If Fairooz and her Let’s Make A Deal audience rejects had simply left and not created a scene, they’d be home now. But they wanted to make a scene. If they had pled guilty to some reduced charge and paid a fine for disturbing the peace or some other minor infraction, they’d be home now. But they wanted to make a point.
Each of the three protesters faces up to 12 months in jail, $2,000 in fines, or both, depending on the outcome of a June 21 sentencing hearing.
All together now: Awwwwww. Pauvre petit enfants, as the French say.
The jury got the last laugh. I hope the judge gives them all a full year in the slammer, and hands them a sign to carry that reads “enjoy your stay.”