We like to keep things light around here. As far as we’re concerned, pretty much everything is entertainment. And if it’s not, then we’re not interested in covering it.
This is the spirit in which we’ve been writing about Shanetta Cutlar, the amusingly idiosyncratic chief of the Justice Department’s Special Litigation Section (SPL). But we’re getting concerned that the story might take a more serious turn.
Here are two things we’ve heard lately:
1. The mainstream media, in the form of the Legal Times, is sniffing around the story. They may be interested in covering it.
2. Staffers from the House Judiciary Committee have contacted Ty Clevenger, the former DOJ lawyer who initially blew the whistle on La Shanetta. They may be conducting further investigation into goings-on over at SPL.
Covering the shenanigans of Shanetta has been great fun. We sincerely hope that the MSM and the House Judiciary Committee don’t hijack this story and turn it into some sober expose about DOJ abuses of power. Yawn.
We steer the discussion back in the direction of frivolity and fun, after the jump.
Here are some interesting comments from yesterday’s post about Shanetta Cutlar, in which we posted a photo of her for the first time:
I think she’s quite pretty! And I disagree with the prior comments re: her being played by Queen Latifah or Oprah Winfrey. I think we’re talking Lisa Nicole Carson (the black friend on Ally McBeal)….
1:11 PM: hell no, you are definitely wrong! I suspect that you are not black. See here.
1:47 PM: Whom would you pick as Shanetta’s celebrity look-alike?
A portly Sherri Palmer.
We agree with that last suggestion. Compare Shanetta Cutlar with Sherry Palmer.
But here’s one other casting idea: Have Halle Berry gain 30 pounds for the role. That’s a second Oscar right there. Academy voters are suckers for weight gain.
Here’s one more reason to cast Halle Berry as Shanetta Cutlar. As we know from her Oscar-winning performance in Monster’s Ball — remember that heart-breaking scene in the emergency room? — Halle Berry is GREAT at screaming her head off.
Earlier: Prior coverage of the Special Litigation Section under Shanetta Cutlar (scroll down)