Michelle Duggar Has Requested That The Courts Be Lenient In Sentencing Josh Duggar
That picture of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar standing in front of a crinkled Dollar General plastic tablecloth and hastily thrown-together balloon basket could be the inspiration for so many jokes related to their convicted creep son, Josh Duggar. Like those balloons that say “55” – that’s how many years minimum Josh should spend behind bars (with the option to auto-renew another 55 years immediately after). Or the basket and the balloons itself. Why not tie a whole bunch of balloons to a basket and release Josh into the sky, to float directly into the sun? All good options! But if you ask Michelle, she’s pleading with the court system to take pity on her son.
After a relatively short, but still deeply disturbing trial, Josh was found guilty of both counts against him (downloading and possession of materials of children being sexually abused). Jim Bob and Michelle responded by writing a statement about love, prayer, and justice. That was in December. After a delay, Josh will be sentenced May 25. And that’s where Mommie Dearest comes in. Michelle, who couldn’t seem to get a clue if she was being led on a tour of the Parker Brothers factory by Col. Mustard himself, believes that Josh shouldn’t be slapped with the maximum sentence. Why? Oh, just because Josh volunteers and does repairs for people.
People magazine says that Michelle acted as Josh’s personal character witness and wrote a letter to Arkansas Judge Timothy L. Brooks and she laid it on thick:
Michelle wrote that she wanted to “share some things about Joshua’s character that may not be fully known to the court” ahead of his sentencing, which is scheduled for May 25.
The Duggar matriarch added that she hopes “a fair and just sentence is determined.” She also detailed her son’s positive attributes in the character reference, writing, “Joshua has a tender heart and he is compassionate toward others.”
She continued, “If someone is having a difficult time, he is one of the first to encourage or try to help them in a tangible way. He and his wife and children have helped many others by doing cleaning and repair projects and lending a helping hand.”
Michelle went on to say that Joshua shouldn’t be slapped with a heavy sentence, because he’s good with money, and takes care of his wife Anna Duggar and their seven kids. A bold statement for a man who wasn’t allowed to be around his own minor children at one point in time. But I digress. via People:
“Joshua has always been a positive and upbeat person,” she wrote. “He is wise financially – saving money for the future and purposing not to go into debt. He is a good provider for his family, working diligently and thinking of creative ways to support and take care of his wife and children. He is also generous and shares his resources with others in need.”
Michelle called her son “organized and diligent individual” who “has set a good example of applying himself eagerly to his work and in many other responsibilities that he carries as a husband and father.”
Michelle added that Josh is a good buy because he builds forts with his seven children and she urged the court to reunite Josh with his family “in a timely manner.” Obviously, Michelle’s letter is gross and delusional, especially considering arresting officers called Josh’s case one of the worst they’d ever seen. But there was one statement that felt true, and that’s the part about Josh having a tender heart. But I assume Michelle got the tense wrong, and meant to write that he will have a tender heart. One can assume Josh’s heart will be on the soft side, should several inmates feel so compelled to corner Josh in the yard and tenderize his body with their fists.