Commentary by H.G. Listiak
Welcome to my world, where everywhere you look its Sue!Sue!Sue! No, I'm not talking about Sarandon, I'm talking about litigation. It's ubiquitous. A lady can't figure out that hot coffee is hot, gets millions. Microsoft sued for success. Fast food providers sued because people get fat eating too much of their food. Tobacco companies sued for billions because people choose to smoke. With the A.C.L.U. suing everything from God to gadgets as long as they can dig up minorities, the frivolous litigation goes on and on. Businesses have been bombarded by these class action lawsuits, filed in soft state court systems, sympathetic to plaintiffs. These state judges are sought out by the legal teams who know right where to go to win big judgements for particular cases. There is a bill on Capitol Hill that would pluck these cases out of the hands of soft state judges and put these multi-million dollar decisions under the jurisdiction of the federal courts. The problem with the bill is that President Bush happens to back it. Here comes the left wing liberal Los Angeles Times, the people who saw Arnold-gate blow up in their faces. They say this proves that Bush is all for big business, a pretty typical Democratic shot fired not only at Bush, but all Republicans. Now you all know how I feel about large corporations, but fair is fair. Think about it. Who is getting hit with these nonsense, multi-million, even billion dollar suits anyway? Certainly not dipstick Don the car doctor, or Joe the handyman, or Martha's roadside gift shop. These lawyers, with their huge databases, go after the big money. And where is that? Big business. It's really not that hard to figure out, as I see it ... I'm H.G. Listiak.