Unrepentant: Janklow's Shameless Arrogance
My dad's the person that -- if you've done something wrong or if you've made a mistake -- you stand up for it, you admit it and you be held accountable for it just like anybody else would be. My dad wouldn't have it any other way," says Russ Janklow.
Speaking of shameless, "Wild Bill" Janklow, former governor and congressman of the state of South Dakota has been released from jail after serving 100 days in the vehicular homicide of motorcyclist Randy Scott. Janklow is asking the state Supreme court to overturn his conviction citing the fact that the Judge, Rodney Steele, allowed his past ( and well known) driving record to be used as evidence against him.
Past performance, any horse handicapper will tell you, is a pretty solid indicator of future performance.You'll note that credit histories are used for the same purpose in our society. Janklow has a driving record that shows a clear disregard for the law and public safety. Read about his shameful past; another portrait of this man who has lived a life of arrogance and lawlessness, including sexual assault( in one case on a minor in his custody) and fighting police officers while being arrested for drunken driving- without having his pants on. Judges routinely rely on criminal histories, as do the juries who hear cases, to ensure that justice is served.
Let Mr Janklow illustrate his character in his own words:
On the campaign trail, he was visiting a school when a student cursed at a teacher. The teacher ignored it, but Janklow said he would have done things differently. He told an audience in 1995: "I said, `The least you could have done was swung around real quickly, like you were in fear, and hit his head into the locker and then apologize ... as you took the blood off his forehead, that he'd startled you when he shouted like that""
Mr Janklow killed a man and escaped the severe penalties that he has advocated as a politician.Seven accidents and 12 speeding tickets say a great deal about Mr Janklow.As does his attempt to have his conviction overturned.