This stuff makes me ill. I was contacted by a family law attorney that does business in Judge Alicia Franklin’s 311th District Court. The attorney complained that she felt pressured to give money to Judge Franklin for her upcoming honeymoon. Say what? Sure enough, Judge Franklin and her finance, Doug York, have a website asking for contributions to pay for their honeymoon. (click the pic to enlarge)
Here is a snippet in case you don’t want to read it all:
We plan to start our honeymoon by staying a few days in Paris. We want to visit our love lock on the Pont des Arts, visit a few museums, roam the cobblestone streets hand in hand while warming ourselves with café au laits, and visit a few favorite restaurants! Since it will be April, the weather will likely be a bit brisk. As such, we will make our way to warmer weather from Paris by next traveling to the Maldives for a little r&r. We plan to be beach bums with a little pampering such as massages and fine dining. We truly treasure spending time with each other and building memories together!!!
Aw, isn’t that sweet? Not only do they enjoy building memories, but they want someone else to pay for those memories! Truly sweet!
And guess what boys and girls? They have specific items you can pay for! Here are a few, you need to click over to the website to enjoy all of them.
Well now, ain’t that sweet! The happy couple needs two bottles of “excellent” wine because one, well, one just won’t do! But they need ten cocktails by the pool because, you know, it’s nice to get snockered when you are swimming!
And Judge Charley Prine wishing the happy moochers the best!
THIS IS WHAT PASSES FOR A FAMILY JUDGE THESE DAYS?
Sheesh, when I get it wrong, I get it wrong!
Folks, we aren’t talking about a couple of lovestruck teenagers that are starting a new life together and need a wedding shower or two. We are talking about two very successful attorneys and an elected district judge. Heck, Franklin received over $800,000 from Harris County taxpayers alone for appointed cases. Which reminds me, where again is Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson? It has been over six month since Greg Enos filed a criminal complaint against Judge Franklin (click here to read more about that complaint) and still NOTHING from the DA. NADA, ZIP, ZILCH.
Do you think the DA would have been silent if Judge Franklin had run as a Democrat? I surely don’t.
Franklin and York are obviously classless and tasteless. One attorney I talked to about this said that there is no way he would beg for money for a honeymoon – if he couldn’t take care of his new bride, she shouldn’t have married him.
That’s funny. But the bigger issue is a judge sitting behind a bench pressuring the attorneys in front of her to pay for her pleasure activities. And a DA that sits on her hands when a Republican is involved.
Can’t we do better?