Archive for February 25th, 2010

Tort reform: The silver bullet.

Feb 25, 2010 in Politics

Except that it isn’t.

One thing the issue of tort reform does do is give Republicans another opportunity to use trial lawyers as a punching bag. Whoops, I mean trIALlawyers. See, it all depends upon how you say it. If you say it without emphasizing the word “trIAL” it loses maximum impact. Anyway, it’s familiar territory for Republicans because they used it extensively to attack John Edwards who, incidentally, was also regarded as an effete lady boy, another favorite jeer fat, impotent old men like Limbaugh use to hector librulz. (I’m guessing those insinuations aren’t working so well now that it’s common knowledge that he knocked up some camerawoman.) If it weren’t for trIAL lawyers, Big Government wouldn’t have robbed us of our constitutional right to bear lawn darts, eat lead paint or lose the ability to hold a job after a quack doctor blinded or maimed us permanently. Valerie Lakey’s mistake was getting disemboweled by a faulty swimming pool pump. John Edward’s mistake was representing her in court.

Attack of the Republican Elitists!

Feb 25, 2010 in Politics

Jeb Bush criticizes Sarah Palin’s lack of intellectual curiosity.

Bill O’Reilly says that she needs to go to college.

Why can’t they just let Sarah be Sarah?