Posted: 9/8/2005 12:00:00 AM
At the height of a political corruption trial, the prosecuting attorney attacked a witness. Isnt it true, he bellowed, that you accepted five thousand dollars to compromise this case?
The witness stared out the window, as though he hadnt hear the question.
Isnt it true that you accepted five thousand dollars to compromise this case? the lawyer repeated loudly.
The witness still did not respond.
Finally, the judge leaned over and said, Sir, please answer the question.
Oh, the startled witness said, I thought he was talking to you.