Steer into the skid

Good God, just look at these photos (courtesy Fox25).

As a friend quipped recently, it looks like Lt. Governor Murray somehow found his way onto President Obama’s top-secret elimination list and was nailed by a predator drone as his Crown Vic sped down I-190 in the wee hours of November 2. Whatever the political fallout of the ongoing scandlet, Murray has to count himself among the luckiest sons of a gun currently walking the earth. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt. He drove into a stone ledge at ninety-two miles per hour. One of those photos shows a single air bag deployed from the steering wheel. And he walked away, for all intents and purposes utterly unscathed.

I know what my daughter’s first car is going to be – just put a reminder in my calendar to start watching for a police surplus auction in 2024.

As is always the case when a politician gets himself in a bit of dutch and decides in the moment to fudge the truth, each new revelation about Murray’s early morning accident raises additional questions. He didn’t hit ice, and he didn’t brake. He fell asleep, the new story goes. “It’s the only reasonable explanation that I have,” say Murray. Well, this week anyhow.  But Fox cites an accident reconstruction expert who has reviewed the data from Murray’s “black box” data recorder who doubts that explanation. “There is no indication that the driver fell asleep.” Seems sleepy drivers let up on the  gas, whereas the data indicates that Murray put the pedal to the metal just before leaving the roadway. Maybe he had one of those vertigo-inducing “sleep-falling” episodes.  Even self-described Murray apologists are skeptical.

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