We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the worst lawyer in the world, Joe Amendola, and rightfully so. Jerry Sandusky’s lead counsel has employed puzzling tactics – from his decision to have Sandusky do an interview with Bob Costas to his declaration that the trial reminded him of All My Children – and has been deserving of nearly every ounce of criticism that has been hurled his way.
Unfortunately, his buffoonery has been cramping the style of his co-counsel, Karl Rominger. Pictured here:
Rominger, who blasted onto the scene as a new attorney for Sandusky in December when he said that perhaps his client was just trying to show kids basic hygiene skills, has been largely hiding in the shadows of his spastic partner. But let us now shine light into Rominger's corner, as he is doing things that continue to make us scratch our heads. Literally. Because, apparently, he’s a trivia buff, hurling questions at reporters during breaks in court proceedings…
… and quite often on his Twitter (@karl_rominger), including this morning, not more than an hour before Amendola was to deliver closing remarks in the biggest sports sex scandal case ever. Behold:
But don’t worry, it get’s weirder.
Some say Amendola performed quite well in his closing argument, casting doubt on the credibility of his client’s accusers (remember, all a defense attorney has to do is provide 1% of reasonable doubt). One moment that stood out was when he read aloud Mother Teresa’s Do It Anyway prayer, which Sandusky asked him to do:
And, like clockwork, just as court recessed for lunch, Rominger had a trivia question about the nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity ready to go:
So. Damn. Perplexing. Creepy, even.
You can read the prayer after the jump, if you'd like.
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.