Maybe this botched prosecution of Michael Jackson did have one positive outcome.

This morning on “Today,” attorney Thomas Mesereau said Jackson will no longer share his bed with young boys: “He not going to do that anymore. He’s not going to make himself vulnerable to this anymore.”

Notice there’s no admission that doing it is wrong. It’s a realization that, in doing so, he’s leaving himself open to legal action. That’s not the same thing.

Why didn’t Jackson come to that realization 11 years ago, when he made the $20,000,000 payoff to another boy? He obviously didn’t learn a lesson in writing the big check.

Perhaps the specter of jail time, even without a conviction, was enough to wake him up. Maybe.