I am in love with Judge Judy.
She is smart, tough, funny, compassionate, and she can read a phony from a mile away and tells them she knows they’re a fake right to their face.
Judge Judy has many television judge imitators but none of them have ever touched her intellect or fun factor.
One of my favorite Judge Judy events happens when someone fumbles to answer a simple question by uttering, “Um…” as a response and she immediately snaps at them and says, “‘Um’ is not an answer!” I am also quite fond of her philosophy, “If it doesn’t make sense, it isn’t true.”
As we grow older and win more experience, our gut guides us to truths we know are hidden by layers of deception.
If we begin to think more like Judge Judy — What you’re telling me doesn’t make sense, so it isn’t true — I think we’d be in a better place in our neighborhoods and together in our standing as a nation.
Now, if something doesn’t make sense, that doesn’t mean we have to yell or confront people like Judge Judy does — she’s protected by a camera and videotape, while we must fend for ourselves in our lively wilds — but that doesn’t mean we can’t use her advice and intuition to guide down the right decision-making path.
I would love to see Bush, Rumsfeld, Rove, Cheney and Rice in Judge Judy’s courtroom. In less than half an hour she will have whittled down their lies to the bony truth and flayed them with their own words in the process. Perhaps Judge Judy as President as well as Judge Judy as Judge and Jury is just what this country needs to snap us out of our perpetual somnambulism.