Thursday, February 21, 2008

McCain's Bad Company

By the way, John McCain has made more than one error in judgment.

Scruggs and McCain had become close the previous year when Scruggs and Mississippi Atty. Gen. Mike Moore spent weeks on Capitol Hill trying to persuade Congress to approve a national settlement with tobacco companies over health care damages. McCain, then chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee considering the bill, turned over his office facilities to the two Mississippians to wage their campaign. (In the end, the bill failed under the 60-vote cloture rule.)

"Dickie" Scruggs is the poster-boy for 'What's Wrong with PI Lawyers,' is currently under indictment for bribing a judge, and is soon likely to be making the national news as that case progresses. (The case will do a lot of damage to the State of Mississippi, too...)

Speaking of PI lawyers, how's things at the Wisconsin Judicial "Integrity" Campaign Committee?

HT: Overlawyered

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