FAMOUS AUTHOR JUSTIFIES WIVES OF RETIRED JUDGES, SHOOTING THEIR HUSBAND WHEN HE REACHES THE AGE OF 70. AUTHOR CALLS FOR GRANTING THESE BELEAGURED WIVES A ROYAL PARDON.
By Retired Judge Stan Billingsley April 13, 2013
Jeffrey Archer, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, in his novel A PRISONER OF BIRTH notes the dilemma of the wives of retired judges, and particularly judges who have reached the age of 70.
The following passages from his book were recently shown to me by my wife, Gwen, two weeks after my 70th. birthday. She had an evil smile on her face that sent a chill down my spine:
“When will the Home Office realize that when judges retire, not only are they sent home for the rest of their lives, but the only people they have left to judge are their innocent wives?”
“So what are you recommending”” asked Alex as they walked into the drawing room.
“That judges should be shot on their seventieth birthday, and their wives granted a royal pardon and given their pensions by a grateful nation.”
“I may have come up with a more acceptable solution, “ suggested Alex.
“Like what? Making it legal to assist judges’ wives to commit suicide?
“Something a little less drastic, said Alex, I won’t feed him again.