Roman Polanski issued an official statement earlier today about his possible extradition to the U.S., blah blah, and the only phrase with any meat on it was one that accused authorities here of “trying to serve me on a platter to the media of the world.” I agree with what he’s basically saying — let it go, time already served, Judge Lawrence J. Rittenband was a scumbag, etc. — but after all the months of silence you’d think he’d show a little fire in the gut. I for one am disappointed.

For what it’s worth, the recently posted statement by David Poland strikes me as offensively harsh and absolutist. God protect the innocent man who would stand before Judge Poland, if life and fate had so ordered.