This post was originally published on Forbes Mar 4, 2015
I thought that there was the possibility that there would be an army of Kent Hovind supporters in front of the federal courthouse in Pensacola this week. Not so much as it turns out.
Much of the focus so far has centered around Hansen and his filing of liens in 2011 on at least six of Hovind's Creation Science Evangelism properties.
Today in court he [Hovind] did not look well. He had a barking cough, and was pensive, not noticeably cheered by the small entourage of supporters in the court room, ten people or so. Rudy Davis was there inside the courtroom as well, on his best “at the office” behavior with an occasional reckless eyeball aimed at one person or another.
The jurors were one third Black, one third female, and one third balding guys in their forties. They were attentive and jovial, getting a bit of a kick out of the absurd theater that was taking place. They were kind of like a dozen folks you would meet on a cruise ship, still not quite sure as to why they were there. A couple of them got yelled at coming back from lunch by the demonstrators, and they were offered court funded lunch on the house. My take is that they will hit the bistros instead, they don’t look the type to be easily fazed.
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