I sense a comic genius beneath the politico exterior of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. How else can you account for such exquisite deadpan delivery, previously seen only in the likes of Bud Abbott and Bob Newhart, of such lines as these:
"I’m trying to keep the legal environment calm," he told Legal NewsLine at the National Association of Attorneys General spring meeting. "We’re trying to settle this litigation instead of trying to increase it."
Here’s the story the quote is from, the first of a three-part series by John O’Brien based on an interview with Hood.