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Classic Rataj: Elrick looks back at lawyer's best quotes

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Mike Rataj  (Credit: Fox 2 News) Mike Rataj (Credit: Fox 2 News)
DETROIT (WJBK) -

As we wait for a verdict in the Kilpatrick incorporated trial, we thought what better time to look at the classic remarks of defense attorney Michael Rataj.

Here are some quotes from the past few months.

"As long as we're still playing, I think we can win."

"It's easy to stand up there and answer the government's questions that a monkey could ask."

"Of course it's not adding up.  That's the whole purpose of cross examination."

"What you heard this morning is kin to the process of when you fatten up the turkey... the cross exam is when you kill the turkey."

"It appears that the rules of evidence don't apply to the government."

"We're at a disadvantage in this particular case because we can't cross examine a dead guy."

"Yesterday was yesterday.  Today is today."

"He'd say ladies and gentlemen call your first witness and let the perjury begin."

When asked whether his client has a potty mouth, "I don't know.  I know I do."

"Who wouldn't like me?  Ask my mother."

Watch M.L. Elrick's report for more from Mike Rataj.

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