Monday, June 13

Michael's mouth

Everyone who is speaking for Jacko, please holds your arms out wide.

(Raymone, you can put your arms down.)

What a Shakespearean mess. Michael Jackson fired his spokeswoman, Raymone Bain. Sure, she doesn't carry the same firepower as the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. But publicly firing her might not have been a great move. It fuels public notion that MJ and his camp are in disarray.

I don't know that I buy the theory that the lawyers had her canned to maintain distance and respect for the gag order. It smacks of the kind of chaos one would create as a diversion, so reporters will have something else to talk about besides Jackson's guilt or innocence.

Reminds me of an old legal saying: "When the law is on your side, pound the law. When the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither is on your side... pound your fist."