You know, I’m glad I read this long story in the Daily Journal about Joey Langston. I learned a few things I didn’t know. However, one goal of the story was to make the reader see the human side of Joey Langston, and to tell the truth, the story just kind of made me more ticked off at him — here’s a guy on top of the world, holding himself out as the state’s top trial lawyer or some such, and he has to resort to a conspiracy to bribe a judge. My suggestion for some entrepreneur in Mississippi: start selling bumper stickers that say "Real Lawyers Don’t Bribe Judges." You want the idea, it’s yours. Just buy me a good cup of decaf when I come to Mississippi in April. I’ve heard from some people in Mississippi — some are friends of Langston, some just know him — and some hold out high hopes that, out of all this bunch, he’s the one who will be redeemed, learn from this, become a big humanitarian and devote himself to good. We’ll see. Talk about redemption is cheap. The real thing comes at quite a price, and bribes don’t work.