Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Zimmerman Show Rolls On

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

There is an article in the current issue of GQ magazine (and on-line) focusing on the life and hard times of the notorious American vigilante, George Zimmerman.  Actually, the article more accurately focuses on Zimmerman’s family and what they have endured and plotted since their son and brother gunned his way into the national limelight. 

The GQ piece was written by Amanda Robb, and it was based primarily on an interview that she had with George’s older brother, Robert, at a hotel bar in New York City.  GQ had apparently wanted to interview George Zimmerman himself, but the magazine balked when he requested a week’s stay in a luxury hotel as his price for going on the record with the journalist.

Robert Zimmerman talked about the safety fears his family had after George was identified as the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager.  He said that his already well-armed family went out and purchased more guns in order to stave off possible attacks.  Even the men’s mother packs a .45 caliber pistol.

Another thing that Robert revealed focused on family discussions about a way to cash in on George’s sudden fame.  Gladys Zimmerman, the mother, suggested that they form some sort of home security company with several products for sale – all beginning with the letter “Z.”

Robert revealed another family idea to generate a few dollars off of the deadly encounter between George and Trayvon Martin - a scheme to try and get a reality television show centering on George.  To do that, they needed for George to spend some time with the press and begin polishing up his image.  George Zimmerman refused to go along with the plan to rehabilitate his image because he blamed the press for all of his problems.

The brother revealed that George Zimmerman does have a warm and fuzzy relationship with Fox noisemaker Sean Hannity, and even had (at one time) Hannity’s number in his phone.

The other interesting tidbit from this piece by Amanda Robb deals with George Zimmerman’s current dire financial straits.  He has apparently been doing quite a bit of couch-surfing with friends since the break-up with his wife last year – and laments that he would like to live someplace where he could have some privacy in the bathroom.  He claims to be destitute and owes a pile of money to his lawyers – the same lawyers who helped him beat the murder rap.

One has to wonder why a prospective NRA poster boy with more name recognition than Joe the Plumber couldn’t siphon off a living from some conservative cash cow.  Where  is SarahPAC in his time of need?  Or how about Karl Rove and his American Crossroads – or the Koch brothers?  Hell, he ought to be able to at least score an occasional pizza from Papa John’s!

And George,  you might want to start working on your image and go for that reality show idea – before Darren Wilson beats you to it!

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