In my last blog I spoke of the word “brilliant” and then tonight the lightbulb went off.
Does anyone remember watching Family Feud – two families pairing off and competing for prizes? The family who guessed the top answer then had the choice to come up with all the other answers or they passed the turn to the other family.
Either way, each member of the family playing, in order, could guess an answer and when they guessed wrong, they got an “X” and if they got three “X’s” before guessing the final answer, the other family had a turn to win.
Did you ever notice EVEN WHEN a family member made an obsurd answer all the family members would say in unison “GOOD ANSWER”? They were supportive even when the answer was so ridiculous people in the audience were laughing, but they still chimed in their support.
That is how I saw the closing arguements. The bobble head CNN show hosts, guest lawyers (mostly prosecutors or judges) all called both closers for the Prosecution “BRILLIANT”. I would bet my last dollar that some of them thought the closings were either so-so or just okay but they were deathly afraid to say anything different. How sad!
The only reason why I say this with conviction is that every one of them used the word BRILLIANT. They sounded like a Baptist choir that was practicing for Easter Sunday services.
Ashton’s closings wer very good but NOT brilliant. Burdick’s was okay but again surely not BRILLIANT.
1. Full of light; shining. See Synonyms at bright.
2. Relating to or being a hue that has a combination of high lightness and strong saturation.
3. Sharp and clear in tone.
4. Glorious; magnificent: the brilliant court life at Versailles.
5. Superb; wonderful: The soloist gave a brilliant performance.
6. Marked by unusual and impressive intellectual acuteness: a brilliant mind; a brilliant solution to the problem. See Synonyms at intelligent.
Well, one person said something different – Mike said that Linda Drane Burdick “Hit it out of the park”. Well, Mike, I applaud you for using your own words and thinking outside the HLN and TrueTV Box, instead of what was on the sticky note everyone else was reading from.
Just to be sure everyone understands – I want justice for Caylee but I do not want someone convicted unless that person is found guilty BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.
Anyone wanting a conviction under less stringent terms is UN AMERICAN.