Me no likey trial lawyers. But i think a lot of conservatives and Republicans are deluding themselves if they think most of America feels the same way. Hollywood loves trial lawyers and so does the Dateline-20/20-48 Hours-60 Minutes complex. And, come to think of it, so do all of those legal thriller writers. For all of these guys, they’re sources for heroic storylines about the evils of HMOs and corporations who think they can makee a fortune irradiating kids on playgrounds and using puppies for landfill. That doesn’t mean you can’t go after them successfully, I just think it depends on the specific history of the trial lawyer in question. So far I haven’t heard any silver-bullet ambulance chaser stories about Edwards. That doesn’t mean they’re not out there, but I kind of doubt it. I also doubt the trial lawyer thing will be all that useful politically for Republicans, save for the mountains of cash it will generate from terrified corporate donors.
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