I was watching This Week With George Stephanopoulos again this Sunday, and got to hear from the ever lovable George Will. It’s really sad how illogical he has gotten. This week’s topic was the first 100 days of the Obama administration and in particular what to do with the torture issues that the Bush Administration had left behind. Should lawyers be prosecuted for illegal memos? Personally, I’d like to see us look ahead and deal with the huge problems the country faces. But, I understand the disgust and need for justice concerning the illegal activity.
Will goes into the whole Karl Rove "attack the lawyers" idea, stating that if meretricious lawyering is going to be found illegal, it is going to put a growth industry out of business. Really George? What industry has been built on the providing of illegal advice? Who are you calling prostitutes? It’s part of his ongoing attack on the rights of the consumer to protect themselves in civil court. But, it does protect his big business buddies.
It is wholly intellectually dishonest to even bring his frivolous tort reform arguments into this topic. But, he’s talking about lawyers, so I would guess his mind is on autopilot. He needs to be called out for his unsupported and dishonest asides.
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