A friend of the court

I met Supreme Court nominee Sabrina McKenna for the first time Saturday and got a little chance to talk with her before an event in Kalihi.

Then a few minutes after the program started, my BlackBerry beeped and it was a message from Facebook that the soon-to-be Justice McKenna had sent me a friend invitation.

At first, my ego soared; I thought she had been so bowled by the force of my personality in the few words we exchanged that she felt a need to cement our friendship at once.

But she was sitting only a few rows in front of me, and I became suspicious when I saw that she seemed to be paying attention to the program and not sending out messages on Facebook.

Sure enough, I got an e-mail yesterday from one of her real friends advising me that the judge doesn’t do Facebook and the account in her name had been set up by an impostor. By noon, the bogus account was gone and I no longer had a friend in black robes.

My wounded ego was salved a little when I saw I wasn’t the only current or former media person taken in by the fake Sabrina; others who responded to the friend requests included Nestor Garcia, Dan Cooke, Robert Kekaula, Guy Hagi, Malia Zimmerman, Vicki Viotti and Lee Cataluna.

Judge McKenna seemed like a very nice lady from our brief encounter. I hope we can still hang out.

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4 Comments on “A friend of the court”

  1. zzzzzz Says:

    I’m curious as to how the impostor knew, within a few minutes, of your meeting her.

  2. David Shapiro Says:

    zzzzzz, I think it was just a bizarre coincidence that the impostor was creating the fake account and sending out friend requests right at that time.

  3. Michael Says:

    Birds of a feather stick together. The Brotherhood or Sistehood of Lawyers, who
    study each others cases in dealing with their own.

  4. Will Says:

    David, Judge Judy called. She wants to you to friend her on Facebook.

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