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article imageOp-Ed: The Shellie Zimmerman traveling divorce tour hits the Today Show

By William M. Schmalfeldt     Sep 26, 2013 in Odd News
New York - It's rather difficult for the dispassionate observer to find someone to root for in the divorce proceedings between Shellie Zimmerman and her maybe, but might not be, abusive acquitted killer of Trayvon Martin, husband George.
Both are apparently liars. In fact, Shellie admits she is according to her appearance Thursday morning on NBC's Today Show.
The 26-year old is on probation for a misdemeanor perjury charge after admitting to lying at her husband’s bail hearing.
“I think I do have credibility issues,” she told the morning show. “And I own that. I’m a grown woman and I made a mistake.”
Boy, howdy.
She told the Today show that her "credibility issues" are what kept her from filing charges against George on Sept. 9 when she made a frantic 911 call, claiming that an enraged hubby had just threatened her with a gun and punched her daddy in the schnozz. She told the Today Show that not filing charges was "a mistake."
In reporting about her NBC morning show appearance, the New York Daily News wrote:
Although cops reported that no gun was found after they responded to the dispute, she still believes her husband was packing.
“I absolutely stand by my story,” she said. “I did not see a gun. But ... I know my husband. I saw him in a stance and a look in his eyes that I’ve never seen before.”
The dispassionate observer would be forgiven for asking, "Um, lady? Did Georgie just turn violent after killing the unarmed black kid, or was he always pretty much a bomb with a short fuse? And why are you spilling your guts now instead of earlier when your knowledge of George's personality might have helped the jury make a different decision?"
Mrs. Zimmerman has all the look of a woman on a book tour. This seems to be more of a public relations, "I'm divorcing a monster and will write a book later" tour.
According to the Daily News:
Shellie Zimmerman — who never referred to her husband by name during the five-minute interview — said that her marriage spiraled out of control soon after the trial was over.
“(George) just kind of treated me like I was disposable,” she said. “After standing by him, he kind of left. And I guess he kind of went on a victory tour without me.
“And I thought I was living a life with him and that we were going to kind of rebuild after all of this — and he had other plans for me.”
Does she now think George is guilty of murder? Manslaughter? Littering?
“This person that I’m married to, that I’m divorcing, I’ve kind of realized now that I don’t know him,” she told Matt Lauer on Thursday. “And I really don’t know what he’s capable of.”
Well, that's not an answer. Does she think her husband, George Zimmerman, followed an unarmed black kid because he was black and wearing a hoodie, and then shot and killed the selfsame unarmed black kid because he was black and wearing a hoodie?
“I’m conflicted on that,” she said. “I believe the evidence, but this revelation in my life has really helped me to take the blinders off.”
Answer the question, Shellie! Are you divorcing a murderer or are you not?
“I have doubts, but I also believe the evidence,” she said. “I respect the jury’s decision ... He did not profile Trayvon Martin.”
Well, one supposes that's a close as she's going to get to an actual reply.
She has drawn up divorce papers. But they haven't been filed yet. George hasn't been served.
According to the Daily News, nobody knows where he is.
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