William Jefferson, America’s Congressman, pleaded not guilty today to charges of being really, really lousy at covering up his racketeering, bribery, and money-laundering/freezing. As proof that he was 100% innocent, he pointed out that his children and grandchildren were all very bright.
Wearing a dark suit, light blue dress shirt and red tie, Jefferson spoke in a low but urgent voice about his wife, five daughters and three grandchildren, detailing their Ivy League degrees, their patriotism and their commitment to both church and public service.
Because no one who went to Harvard Law would ever commit white collar crime!
In defense of Jefferson, he is working tirelessly to refute the stereotype that black people are naturally criminal. No, it’s obvious only poor people would do such things.