The attorneys for the second suspect charged in the revolting Cheshire home invasion case are now using the offhanded and brutally honest comments about their client made by state Sen. Edith Prague to try to get a three-month delay in the proceedings.

Prague commented to about defendant Joshua Komisarjevsky, “They should bypass the trial and take that second animal and hang him by his penis from a tree out in the middle of Main Street.” The comment was recorded.

“Her public comments were clearly reckless and undignified for an individual who is a member of the Connecticut legislature and her comments only serve to contribute to the ‘mob mentality,’” Komisarjevsky attorney Walter Bansley said in a statement.

If this guy for real? It’s Sen. Prague who is “reckless and undignified?” Please. These lawyers are representing a man who is accused of one of the most brutal crimes in recent history and Edith Prague is the problem?

Given a chance to retract the statements, Prague refused. As well she should. She was only saying what other people were thinking (although The Shad is not among them). She’s a senior citizen. She’s accomplished an incredible amount in her life—helping the most vulnerable among us, defending labor, etc. She doesn’t care what other people think. She speaks her mind. In short, she grabs the bull by the horns instead of shoveling what comes out the other end like many politicians. Good for her, The Shad says.

Prague’s refusal to vote this session for repeal of the state’s death penalty likely means the measure won’t come to a vote. Bansley, meanwhile, was shoveling big-time. “If the senator truly did not care what people think of her reversal, she could have simply announced her reversal in a more responsible manner without need for an anatomical reference. It is outrageous that an elected official of the senator’s stature would publicly advocate for public torture and attempt to subvert the judicial process with such sensational remarks,” he said. Again, what’s outrageous is the alleged actions of Bansley’s client. We need more Edith Pragues in office.