It's a good thing Barack Hussein Obama is out of the country: another one of his Democrat brethren is behind bars.
According to CNN, suspended Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman was arrested and charged with -- among other things -- spanking male inmates who were brought to his courtroom from a local jail.
Authorities are investigating allegations that now-suspended Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas periodically removed prisoners from Mobile County Metro Jail and spanked them in a room at the courthouse, according to courthouse sources involved in the inquiry.
Once inside the room, according to the sources, the judge would ask the young men to drop their pants and prepare to be spanked with what they described as a wooden or fraternity-like paddle.
Maybe there are no sexual undertones to these allegations. Maybe the judge is old school and decided to dispense his own brand of justice. Anyone older than 40 remembers being "paddled" in high school. There was nothing sexual about it -- and kids actually behaved in class.