Skip to comments.Edwards Says Trial Lawyers Are Best Suited to Govern America
Posted on 12/05/2007 3:03:05 PM PST by John Semmens
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards claims that trial lawyers are the true philosopher kings that Plato spoke of as the class best suited to rule. Trial lawyers are the angels of justice in Americataking from those who have and delivering to those in need, Edwards said.
Edwards asserted that under his leadership the lowliest of Americans will be raised up to enjoy the lifestyle heretofore reserved to the productive classes. Those who have worked hard and invested have taken more than their fair share from the common pot of our economy, Edwards said. Not everyone is born with such ability or motivation. This accident of birth must not be allowed to excuse the inequality we see all around us. A more even distribution must be enforced.
The story of his own rise from a working class background to wealth and comfort will be a model for policy once he is president Edwards said. As a trial lawyer I won billions for my clients and millions for myself, Edwards boasted. As president I will be everyones lawyer. There will be judgments for all. No one will have to work another day once we carve up the corporate goose and distribute the golden eggs to the people.
Presidential rival Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) said while she agreed on the substance of Edwards perspective, she disagreed that Edwards offered the best hope for achieving the goal. Electability is the key, Clinton insisted. Which Democrat has the best odds of winning in 2008? Well, Id like to point out that 50 percent of voters are women and a significant portion of the rest are wimps. Given these numbers isnt it obvious who has the best chance to win?
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This is satire . . . right?
Wht a load of human excrement. Trial lawyers are ?????
All hail King Edwards!!!!
Yep. If only we had trail lawyers to make sure McDonald’s coffee is properly labeled so we know that it is hot and can potentially burn you.
how many billionaire angels can dance on the head of a John Edwards idea? What a dope. Half of America hates hillary and the rest loathes trial lawyers. Where do these people buy their big cans of hubris?
” working class background “ I thought his Dad was a mill manager, anyone know/cite proof or otherwise; this reminds me of the “Carter was a nuclear physicist” crap we heard in 75/76
Sounds like Edwards is channeling Elmer Gantry now.
The people of North Carolina should do public penance for giving this fool access to the public trough.
“Trial lawyers are the angels of justice in Americataking from those who have and delivering to those in need, Edwards said.”
Looks like Edwards is going after the comedy vote. That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard.
Did you know (just before the revolution) there was being formed the State of Franklin? It would have happened except for the timing and I have a couple ancestors whose birthplace is recorded as the ‘state of Franklin’.
In their proposed constitution, NO lawyer was allowed to hold office. Not a bad idea.
Yes, has to be satire.
This IS satire — right???
You noticed the “satire” bit, right?
Check out the original web page. It bears this title:
“JOHN SEMMENS: Semi-News — A Satirical Look at Recent News”
Satire or no, my statement stands.
Then again, a number of us noticed things like that from afar, recognized how beautiful NC was and decided to immigrate with our anti-idiocy votes to help prevent it ever happening again.
Mae govannen, mellon nin!
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