Evidently the new year hasn't got many public figures resolving to say things that won't become fodder for ridicule, as there seems to be countless examples of mind-boggling loquations and flim flam quotations in the news recently. Here is the Right Honourable Chris Bentley, Ontario's Attorney General hard at work dispelling the myth that he is a reasonably intelligent person:
Attorny General Chris Bentley said financial compensation only applied to "rare, unusual cases" and wasn't appropriate in the cases of Robert Baltovich and Anthoney Hanemayer.
Well, if the Baltovich and Hanemeyer cases aren't considered rare or unusual, I really don't know what might be! Pardon my shock, but out of the thousands of killers put behind bars over the last twenty years in Ontario, doesn't the fact that not even ten have had their convictions overturned many years later make them all "rare, unusual cases"?
Now if this claptrap wasn't enough, Mr. Bentley goes on to further clarify his already clear position that he really cannot think straight! I honestly cannot believe people actually say things like this to reporters, but here it is:
"They have both been found not guilty as a result of the steps that the justice system has taken. I actually think that speaks to one of the strengths of the justice system in the province of Ontario and in Canada generally."
Well Mr. Bently, I actually think that you are a complete and utter moron, and that if you actually have a brain, it is quite evident that you are unable to use it. If spending years in prison for a crime which you did not commit and spending years trying to get your conviction overturned are indications of the "strengths of the justice system in the province of Ontario", well, That's Really Not Saying Much!