Extra! That’s A Lot of Ignorance

The late Texas trial lawyer, Warren Burnett, had a colorful way with words, as only Texas trial lawyers can. He represented the City of Odessa, TX in its lawsuit to secure a four year university from the state. Asked the judge of Mr. Burnett during the hearing, “is there enough ignorance in Odessa to justify a four year college?”

“Your Honor, there is enough ignorance in Odessa to justify an eight year college,” Mr. Burnett replied.

Source: New York Times Obituary 2002

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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