Billy Bob Janks still lives in fantasy land

This guy is like a bad joke that people keep telling;

“Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side before Bill drives by!”

Janklow, 72, was cited in late June and later paid a $59 fine and court costs, The Daily Republic reported. Janklow told The Associated Press today that he was trying to get to a hospital to say goodbye to a dying friend, and didn’t make it in time.

Let’s pretend for a moment that Janks was telling the truth 🙂 How much time could he really shave off by going 15 mph faster? 5-10 minutes? Ironically the time it probably took to write him a ticket. And as for his (imaginary) dying friend, would they appreciate Bill endangering his life and other people’s lives coming to say goodbye to someone who is dying? Sorry Bill, your shit doesn’t add up once again.

Just read this statement;

Janklow said he no longer considers himself a public figure.

Yet he was the first to march in front of TV cameras to complain about the Army CORPS. Kinda sounds like you are still in the public eye, Billy Bob.


#1 Costner on 08.08.11 at 1:08 pm

I know Janklow has a history, but I can’t really say much since I’ve done my fair share of speeding.

People give the guy a hard time because of the Scott case, but speed isn’t what killed Randy Scott… the fact that Janklow blew through a stop sign is what killed him.

Thus, this may be newsworthy if Janklow ran another stop sign, but speeding? I guess I fail to see the importance to the level they needed to write a whole article about it. He is a ex-state politician. He isn’t running for office and isn’t in office, so you have to admit this is a little petty.

Do you think they would write an article if Larry Pressler got a failure to yield ticket? How about if Tom Daschle was nailed for a parking ticket? Doubtful.

The most comical aspect of this is that the Argus must have someone running regular searches on every database they can get their hands on trying to find out every time Janklow gets a ticket. Is this what passes for investigative journalism these days?

#2 Detroit Lewis on 08.08.11 at 2:04 pm

For clarification, it is an AP story not an AL story. It is newsworthy, because his driving is what got him into trouble, it was also determined that when he blew the stop sign he was speeding (by the skid marks). IMO, he should have never gotten his driver’s license back, I have also believed that after a certain age, not just Janklow, but other drivers should be tested yearly. I also find it convenient that he doesn’t call himself a public official when he gets in trouble, but when he wants to hoop and holler about how someone or something he doesn’t like comes along, he is the first to piss and moan about it.

#3 sheep herder on 08.08.11 at 2:14 pm

Like I have said from the time that Randy Scott got killed. If Randy Scott would have been a truck driver driving an 18-wheeler, fully loaded, and hit Janklow when he blew through the stop sign, Janklow would have been the “smear” on the road. Too bad Randy was only driving a motorcyle. As the article in the Daily Republic says, Janklow said he has wished “a thousand times” that he would have eaten on Aug 16 to counteract his diabetic symptoms. He also had driven that road many, many times and knew that the stop sign was there. Like I am saying again, too bad Randy Scott wasn’t driving an 18-wheeler, fully loaded. We wouldn’t have to listen to “Billy Bob’s” excuses, now. If he wouldn’t be rich and politically famous, he would have had to serve a lot more time like us “poor people” probably would have, for doing what he did.

#4 Costner on 08.08.11 at 2:25 pm

That is incorrect sheep herder. There have been a lot of cases similiar to Janklow and when it is involuntary manslaughter with a vehicle, the 100 day sentence is fairly common.

People like to give Janklow a hard time and pretend he was given some special treatment, but that wasn’t the case.

He received special treatment back when he was Governor and none of the Highway Patrolman dared to write him a ticket… but in the Scott case, he wasn’t treated any differently than anyone else from sentencing perspective. He did however get off as far as the civil penalties because the taxpayer ended up paying the Scott family rather than him since he was “on official business” at the time.

#5 anominous on 08.08.11 at 2:38 pm

couldn’t J been able to keep friend from dying if he drove west circling the earth fast enough to reverse time

#6 rufusx on 08.08.11 at 5:02 pm

The point is that this guy was once the chief law enforcement officer of the state. If you read deeper into the article, you’ll also learn that in one of hois four years as governor, hew was stopped for speeding by the HP 16 times – without being ticketed – due to the officers being intimidated. There is another story in the article that talks about a time he was arrested for DUI on the Crow Creek reservation, assaulted the tribal officer that was trying to arrest him – after a high speed chase, and it was discovered he was wearing NO PANTS. Just sayin’. State’s chief law enforcment officer.

#7 l3wis on 08.08.11 at 9:37 pm

Would agree Costner, the sentence was probably pretty common, even though at the same time a young lady got 4 years (?) for running over a motorcyclist in a very similiar case. So his setencing wasn’t fair. I could care less if Janklow ever spent 1 hour in jail or paid a fine. I think he should have had his license revoked for life and never allowed to practice law again. That is the real sad part of the whole deal. I guess we will just have to wait until he runs somebody else over before we all go, “Gee, willickers, why did we let this guy drive again?”

#8 Joan on 08.08.11 at 9:43 pm

I can’t figure out how come it took the local press so long to get hold of this. I read it someplace online somewhere between 2-4 weeks ago.

#9 l3wis on 08.08.11 at 9:45 pm

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#10 l3wis on 08.08.11 at 9:51 pm

Joan, because people are scared of him, he is intimidating. That is why we should have never given him his law license back.

#11 anominous on 08.08.11 at 10:05 pm

I wonder if he now reads a Kindle on his steering wheel instead of magazines and books.

#12 l3wis on 08.08.11 at 10:11 pm

I listen to audio books on long trips, maybe someone should tell him about them.