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The lawyer finds a permanent client
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/17/2017 5:09:32 AM

Every lawyer has a bit of the ambulance-chaser lurking deep in his heart, and dreams of one day landing a permanent client. Even a lawyer as distinguished, as ethical, as high-minded, as above all reproach and as disdainful of personal glory and profit as a special prosecutor. A special prosecutor, any special prosecutor, is necessarily a canker sore on the body politic, but sharp enough, as ambitious enough, to get himself appointed special prosecutor, or special counsel. “Counsel,” suggesting distance and probity, sounds more seemly than “prosecutor,” which suggests a hint of grubbiness. We’ve all seen the movie about the tricks

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lavallette, 6/17/2017 6:47:03 AM     (No. 11289225)

The Shakespeare solution:

´The first thing we do,let´s kill all the lawyers,´´ (´Henry VI,´´ Part II, act IV, Scene II)

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