Trial Lawyer/EXCUSEMAN. Jordan Margolis, never minds his own business, or sticks to what he knows. Unfortunately for his reluctant Official Excuses’ editor, Jordo continuously torments him to publish both a children’s book, and a bodice-ripping, romance novel. Simutaneously, Jordo can't avoid getting mixed up in another political brouhaha; when former President Bush, who is indicted for War Crimes by Iran, hires “that sumabitch Margolis” to defend him, by turning Ahmadinejad’s Show Trial into a Three Ring Circus. As always, Excuseman winds up on television, matching wits and Super Hero Costumes with Stephen Colbert, while challenging The Colbert Nation, much as he does America.
MY CLIENT CLAIMS POLITICAL INSANE ASYLUM As the Special Prosecutor read the Indictment, or performed it, more accurately described, Defendant George W. Bush stood stick straight, shoulder's held back, with his furrowed eyebrows framing his stubbornly stern eyes, which burned an imaginary canon hole in the prosecutor's head. The theatrics of this moment was not lost on the audience of Judges and invited Revolutionary Guests. They jeered for the aptly named Al Jazeerah cameras, shouting; "Death To America" and "Kill The Infidel"; interchangeably. The Secret Service Agents circled around Bush tightened their ranks, but the ex-President felt none of their safety concerns. By the end of the harangue, he was smiling. Jordan could not help but feel honored to represent him, a man he previously despised, who now showed courage Jordan had never attributed to this former Draft Dodger, Phony Pilot, Chicken Hawk. But that moment of pride was short lived as the translator asked, "How Does The Defendant Plead To The Charges of War Crimes?" Jordan was just about to pronounce the previously instructed, State Department manifesto, that the President of the United States of America Assures The World That He Is Not Guilty Of All Charges, but the President spoke instead. "I Claim Political Asylum." A gasp echoed through the marble ceremonial Hall of Justice. "I mean, I claim this Court to be a political insane asylum."
Jordan Margolis is a renowned Chicago Trial Lawyer by day, anarchist by life, He is the author of The Misadventures of Excuseman, A Novel Excusical; and XQ Goes Galactic, Excuseman’s Graphic Poetic Adventures. His XQ ResQ Series (Cartoons, Radio and Webisodes) can be found at Excuseman’s Blog, www.excuseman.com and are featured at www.monsterburg.com. Visit Jordo’s Artistic Website, “Completely Out of My Mind,” at www.Jordanmargolis.com.