Setting the Bar for Corruption

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  1. Adam's Apple
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    Setting the Bar for Corruption
    By George F. Will, The Washington Post
    November 18, 2007

    John Edwards launched his slight public career -- one Senate term, two presidential candidacies -- with the money and reputation he made as a trial lawyer. Today he is the candidate of a small fraction of the electorate but a sizable portion of America's trial lawyers. Edwards says Washington is "corrupt." Well.

    Within Edwards's lucrative trial bar constituency, there has been a flurry of criminal indictments. Their target has been what Fortune magazine calls the law firm of Hubris Hypocrisy and Greed. (See Peter Elkind's jaw-dropping report in the issue of Nov. 13, 2006.) The real name of the nation's foremost securities class-action firm is Milberg Weiss.

    It has been indicted as a "racketeering enterprise" that obstructed justice and committed perjury, bribery and fraud while collecting about $250 million in fees from about 250 cases using paid plaintiffs, which is illegal. Several of the firm's members, past and present, also have been indicted.

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    Now, now. John Edwards is a liberal hero. He could knock over a bank and the press would give him a pass.
     
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    Wow, you mean John Edwards constiuency commits crimes? What a surprise. Psst...don't look now but I think most of Giuliani's constituency jaywalks sometimes...its an epidemic I tell you.

    The press won't report on it because its a nonstory. Someone is trying, badly, to link Edwards to crime.
     
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    What a stupid thread!
     
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    Trial lawyer John Edwards says that Washington is corrupt. George Will just lets people know how corrupt trial lawyers are and how heavily they support the Democrat Party and their candidate, John Edwards. What is so stupid about that?
     
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    Because you aren't accusing Bush or Cheney. If you were, they'd get in line to say "amen." But heaven forbid you point out that edwards and his cronies are just corrupt, shyster lawyers.
     
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    yea.. this is a pretty weak thread.


    it tries just a little TOO hard to force a connection..
     
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    Because it is pointing to a few individuals and generalizing them to all trial lawyers. Its incredibly stupid.
     
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    And what exactly in this thread points to anything implicating Edwards in corruption? Nothing.
     
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    So says you. Ho hum.
     

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