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Pat McMahon

Updated May 23, 2013 - 10:14 am

Never-ending story

It has always been said that the only two things that will last forever are death and taxes. May I add a third: the Jodi Arias story.

Of course, that started out with death and our taxes are paying for justice to be served. But isn't it true? Just when you thought it was over -- the jury said guilty -- now comes the sentence and we can all go back to our pre-Arias lives -- what?

There is no sentence yet the jury is deadlocked? A second jury may have to be called in to decide her future? There were only two choices -- life or death. Were some of the jurors swayed by her pledge to the jury that if allowed to live she would spend her incarcerated years in the service of mankind?

The example she used was that if she was spared she would design 'Survivor' T-shirts to benefit abuse victims. Jodi, if you're attempting to make amends for the 27 stab wounds, the slit throat and the shot to the face with a lousy T-shirt, you shouldn't be executed -- you should die of embarrassment.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author


He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talk-shows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The Mc Mahon Group" features a very unpredictable all-star panel where 3 people from the community get together and give there thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's which talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multi-faceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.

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