Listeners of Sue Henry’s radio talk show had some fun Wednesday morning re-naming attorney Robert Powell’s yacht, which he forfeited last year after pleading guilty in the “Kids for Cash” scandal.
Powell admitted paying former Luzerne County judges, Mike Conahan and Mark Ciavarella, a quarter-million dollars for sending juveniles to his new detention center.
Bank of America, which held a lien on the 56-foot yacht, sold it, The TImes Leader reported on Wednesday.
Powell, an attorney, had named his yacht, Reel Justice. Since Powell was a lawyer, that may at one time have been a clever name. But in retrospect, it was more of a mockery of justice. Darn, we should have called that name into Sue’s show. Maybe someone did.
Callers really got into Henry’s request for names, and it was fun hearing so many people wanting to take part.
Our personal favorite was The HMS Pinafore-feit. This caller was obviously a Gilbert and Sullivan fan.
Other callers offered these names: Sunken Treasure, Fishin’ for Contrition, Bait and Switch, Let’s Make A Deal, and Squids for Cash, another good one.
We didn’t call in, but we’d like to play. In fact, we have three names.
As a tribute to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which indicted Powell, Conahan, Ciavarella and others, we’d like to re-name the yacht, “Reel ‘Em In,” or how about, “Catch of the Day.”
All things considered, Reel Justice was never a fitting name for Powell’s yacht. ”Bottom Feeders” was.