Every lawyer’s mother told them to wear clean underwear as they left the house in case they end up in an ambulance (presumably that they were chasing). In a rather curious moment, David Remes, a partner with Covington & Burling, showed the importance of this age-old maternal advice when he dropped his pants in front of an audience in Yemen to make a point about the mistreatment of detainees. It is not clear how the barrister burlesque went over in Yemen.
In the photo below, Remes lays bare his case for the audience. Remes insists that he was only trying to break up the “normalcy that has settled over the normal miserable conditions of confinement.” By stripping, he said, he “wanted to drive home the degree of humiliation” that his client must bear. Next speech, he is expected to self-water-board himself and appear with a dog leash.
The problem was no doubt the women who tried to put single dollar bills in his tiddy whities and then demanded the full monty.
Personally, as a I get older, I write little notes to myself with such reminders as “don’t forget your pants” and “keep pants on in court.” But that is just me.
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