At EBS, Bill Collins wrote an almost incoherent email in which he said that BOS was a “bitch on the sofa”. I think the poor guy was thinking of “the lipstick on the pig” concept but got confused. For some reason the government loved that email. Strangely, the email did not go to any engineers who could actually have set Collins straight. Scott Yeager, however, was a recipient.
Yeager’s attorney, Tony Canales, always referred to the email as “the pig on the sofa” email instead of “bitch on the sofa”. For some strange reason, this irritated prosecutor Ben “Opie” Campbell terribly, so of course, Canales being Canales, he kept doing it. At one point, Campbell stood up and declared, “Your Honor, there are no pigs in this case!” Everyone at the defense table started laughing.