News that George Zimmerman’s lawyers have bailed on him, allegedly because he hasn’t been in contact with them for a few days, comes right as we find that Z’s been chatting up the right-wing media stars, in a move that would give his former attorneys headaches were they still representing him.
Now, did the lawyers bail because he’s an idiot who won’t shut up, or is his not shutting up a result of his lawyers bailing on him because he has no money, honey?
Attorneys of my acquaintance are of the belief that Zimmerman’s attorneys left once it became clear that he was broker than broke — hence his website fundraising efforts. But I can’t help but wonder if his inability to keep his lips zipped is a factor as well. (UPDATE: Now it appears that Zimmerman is on the run, even as it appears that he’s about to be charged in Trayvon Martin’s shooting death.)
Speaking of money, isn’t it interesting that, for all the right-wing media promotion of Zimmerman as misunderstood Everyman hero, not one right-wing sugar daddy has, as far as we know, stepped forward with cash in hand to aid Zimmerman in his plight? If every conservative talk-show host or website proprietor who has defended Zimmerman verbally had backed up those verbal defenses with cold hard cash, I suspect Zimmerman’s lawyers would likely still be with him today. I have a feeling that they like Zimmerman mainly as a club to use against anyone they think is a liberal.