Your "house" logo with all of your qualifications is cute. No doubt, your membership at Peavine Babdist (as we Southerners pronounce "Baptist") Church goes far and I am sure that the church is proud to have a judge, even a corrupt judge like you, and I am sure that the members of that church all sympathized with you when jurors two years ago acquitted Tonya Craft and then told the media that your obviously being in bed with the prosecutors was one of the reasons for their decision.
However, somehow I doubt that your preacher ever has done a sermon on Matthew 23 with you in the congregation, as it might hit too close to home. Yes, when Jesus accuses the pharisees of being like "whitewashed tombs," he might as well be referring to you and the other judges in the LMJC who parade about in their robes, have the bailiffs give the "Oh, yea" announcement, and enter the courts with the fanfare they don't deserve.
You see, "judge," you really are like one of those whitewashed tombs who is full of "hypocrisy and lawlessness" of which Jesus spoke. You regularly break the very rules that the State of Georgia has set for judges, and you don't even try to hide your actions. You claim to be independent, and then do little more than sit in your chair and perform your duties as Buzz's sock puppet.
And don't tell me that isn't true. People see what is happening and they let me know. No, I doubt you accept money under the table, but corruption isn't necessarily about being bought off. No, corruption is the presence of pre-determined outcomes that are presented as the outcomes that happen after there has been careful deliberation.
As I see it, instead of a house for the campaign symbol, you need to show the clean, white exterior of an ancient tomb, like I am showing below:
And, in order to provide truth-in-campaigning, I think the photo below gives the perfect touch:
Furthermore, you might want the following bullet points to go along with all of those wonderful things you put in your "house" logo:
- Speaks with prosecution witnesses before they testify without notifying the defense, which is a violation of the law and a violation of the judicial ethics that govern judges in the State of Georgia;
- Allows the prosecution to introduce knowingly (and obviously) fabricated "evidence" during a trial in order to fill holes in the case;
- Permits prosecutors to engage in disruptive and obnoxious behavior during trials, another breach of judicial ethics;
- Permits the admission of obvious perjury during a trial, including the admission of "I just remembered" testimony from a prosecution witness already proven to be a liar;
- Makes disparaging statements about the defendant and defendant's attorneys during a trial to others in the courtroom, which also is a violation of judicial ethics;
- Has secret (and even not-so-secret) ex parte meetings with prosecutors before and during a trial without notifying the defense, a violation of judicial ethics and an obvious attempt to work closely with prosecutors to rig a trial;
- Permits and even encourages prosecutorial intimidation of defense witnesses in breach of judicial ethics rules;
- Allows for the admission of obviously-false "jailhouse snitch" testimony in court despite the legal prohibition against testimony that knowingly is perjured;
- Orders bailiffs to seize cell phones and computers from people who say they favor the defendant, but permits supporters of the prosecution to have such things;
- Orders security checks for supporters of the defendant, including defense witnesses, but permits prosecution witnesses to enter the courtroom in another entrance without security, and then provides a room for them where they can have laptop computers and cellphones.
There is Vickie Scoggins, a belch from a bad onion if ever there were such. (God help that poor horse she is riding in the picture. Enough said.) Scoggins was the "brains" behind the bogus Higgenbottom prosecution in which Alan Norton planned to use testimony from a "snitch" that he knew was outright perjury. Unfortunately for Norton, Scoggins, and you, "judge" House, the defense managed to find a letter that the snitch had written to Higgenbottom claiming that he knew the man was innocent.
Hmmm. You were preparing to put a man on trial knowing that the very "witness" against him already had put into writing that Higgenbottom was innocent. (Mr. Snitch changed his mind, apparently, when the prosecution offered him a nice deal of reduced time, something I am sure that you, "judge" House, knew about.)
As I noted before, I don't think you will have opposition and I'm sure that the good folks at Peavine Babdist and Oakwood Babdist will turn out in droves to vote you another term of corruption on the bench. And I guess a check of the pew Bibles there will find that the pages containing Matthew 23 and similar passages in the Bible have been torn out.