He still doesn’t get it.  District Judge G. Todd Baugh wants us to believe he’s seen the light; maybe he wasn’t clear, maybe it came out wrong, maybe this, maybe that.  Hey butt-head, maybe you’re not fit to be on the bench.


Really? You’re sorry? Sorry doesn’t quite describe you…

In his written apology, the judge tries to explain that he was tripping over is tongue, telling the Billings Gazette editors that he was “not sure just what I was attempting to say, but it did not come out correct.”  Listen, if you’re not sure what you were trying to say, let me clarify the meaning of what you actually said.  You implicated a 14-year-old old girl in her own rape.  You stated she was in control, looked mature for her age.  Judge Humbert speaking of Lolita. You might just as well have said she wanted it, she was asking for it, she got it, case dismissed.

Oh and by the way, I don’t know what crime you think this dirt-bag was convicted of but your comment that you weren’t “convinced that the reasons for Rambold’s termination from the program warranted the 10-year prison term recommended by prosecutors” is irrelevant.  You were punishing him for sexual assault, sexual battery, rape, sex with a minor or any other ridiculous legal term you want to spit out to define what a predator does to a 14-year old girl.

No, you didn’t stop there.  Most disturbing of all is this comment; “Obviously, a 14-year-old can’t consent. I think that people have in mind that this was some violent, forcible, horrible rape,” Baugh said Tuesday. “It was horrible enough as it is, just given her age, but it wasn’t this forcible beat-up rape.  “Holy crap, did you consult with Whoopie on that? You know, maybe this wasn’t rape-rape.  Maybe he needed to beat her blue and bloody before she warranted your attention or sympathy, let alone some measure of justice.

I’m tired of stereotypes that play to “men are aggressors, they’re all rapist anyway.”  Acts like Rambold’s contribute greatly to that, making all men suspect.  But you, you bastard, sitting on the bench with the authority to protect other women from this type of behavior and cull this animal from the herd can’t seem to muster up the courage or the intellectual capacity of a real man to recognize that this is unacceptable behavior from any man, under any circumstance and deal with him accordingly.

You’re sorry now?  Show us you’re sorry.  Show us you’re a man with courage and character; hang up the robe and walk away before you do damage to some other poor young defenseless girl.  I’m far less hung up on your poor choice of words then I am over the fact that this freak will be out in 30 days.

Come on Judge, you’re pretty much “in control” of your destiny.  Maybe act a little older than your age?