That’s the embarrassing first sheet of the more than 100 page lawsuit filed by lawyer Sidney Powell asking that 96,000 ballots (“at minimum”) in Georgia be disqualified. This is apparently the attack on the Georgia election that Powell referred to as releasing “the Kraken.”
Nobody seems to feel it’s necessary to explain that “Release the Kraken” is a reference to the semi-cheesy Ray Harryhousen stop-action film “Clash of the Titans,” which starred “LA Law’s” Harry Hamlin as Perseus, the Greek mythological hero. In the movie (though not in mythology), Perseus defeats the monstrous Kraken, which is released by the bad guys to kill him and Andromeda (it’s complicated). For some reason Perseus, in addition to carrying around Medusa’s head (which turns the Kraken to stone), rides the winged horse Pegasus. Pegasus was the transportation of a different Greek myth hero, Bellerophon. Neither Bellerophon nor Perseus had anything to do with the Kraken, which is not even a Greek myth monster. It’s Scandinavian, and is basically a giant squid.
- “Districct”? “Distrcoict”? This is gross incompetence, and would be if filed in a trivial suit of no consequence whatsoever.
- Clerks and judges detest such sloppiness. It taints everything that follows, and that’s fair: why trust the arguments of a lawyer who doesn’t do even minimal proof-reading (or who can’t spell)?
- Such carelessness is interpreted as disrespect, and properly so.
- For a prominent lawyer to promise a devastating lawsuit that may turn around a Presidential election and then deliver an amateurish product that a reasonably alert 5th grader could improve is unethical, as well as malpractice per se.
- The President and the nation deserve better.