News Surprise!: George W. Bush Shows Up for Jury Duty in Dallas

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    He may have once been the leader of the free world but, on Wednesday, George W. Bush did what any ordinary citizen does when called upon: He reported for jury duty.

    The former president spent a few hours fulfilling his civic duty and taking photos with a group of surprised potential jurors in Dallas, many of whom tweeted their pictures. Bush didn't get picked to sit on the jury.

    "President Bush received his jury summons and reported for service this morning at the George Allen Courts Building in Dallas," Freddy Ford, Bush's communications director, said in a statement. "He sat through the jury selection panel for a case in Judge Eric Moye's court on the 14th civil district but — surprise! — was not picked to serve as a juror."
     
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    You know what they say about people who are unable to get out of jury duty.
     
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    I have jury duty on the 13th
     
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    Cool.

    I would have asked him if he feels bad for the hundreds of thousand of people who died because of him.
     
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    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    There's an old saying in Tennessee. I know it's in Texas, prolly in Tennessee. Fool me once, shame on... shame on you... fool me don't get fooled again.
     
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    any way to convict him of something while he's in court?
     
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    He probably thought he was showing up for the republican debate.


    Side note: My shrink signed me out of jury duty for the next 5 years. Woot woot.
     
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    Congrats, I get out because my missing work constitutes a financial hardship to my family
     
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    I tried that one before. That excuse doesnt cut it up here. Ever.
     
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    ...how ironic when hes the one who should be on trial.
     
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    The last jury duty i did was Federal. You cannot get out of those, you are on standby, but i was never called and the time ran out.
     
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    I get out of jury duty since I am a middle-aged white republican who is pro-gun and pro-death penalty and has prior government work experience in an enforcement capacity.

    It's either me or the retired minority postal employee. I gladly lose this popularity contest.

    I am in South Florida, so my kind are not wanted in the box when the defense can choose grandma, grandpa or a McDonalds employee, which has happened.
     
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    I'd ask the same question to you because of AIDS.
     
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    Did he run out of finger paints?
     
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    Depending on the defence or prosecutor you might be exactly what they are looking for, don't get to comfortable you will serve eventually.
     
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    Your probably right. So far I am 0-3. I've been called in three counties since I move around the state. All county court, no federal court. My govt. work generally alarms the defense attorney and I'm tossed.

    The first time I was in the jury room, about 75% of the candidates claimed they had friends/neighbors/relatives that were police or in law enforcement. They knew the right thing to say in order to go home.
     
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    That they are doing their civic duty?
     
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    Depending on if you want to serve man, yeah you can say some nutty stuff and go home :jj:
     
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    I actually thanked my jury for that during my closing argument last week. I could barely keep a straight face.
     
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    Great picture. He's a hard guy to hate. :salute:
     
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