Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Helping Your Client

When choosing a lawyer, one looks for discretion and good judgment. These qualities are not exactly on display by Sarah Palin's lawyer, Thomas Van Flein.

According to CNN, Van Flein said that David Letterman's tasteless jokes about Palin's daughter contributed to her decision to step down.

Is this helping your client? To suggest that even though she's a politician who ran for Vice President, she can't handle a comedian's lame jokes?

Van Flein also reportedly said that Palin needed a break after being "on duty now for two and a half years solid."

Are we supposed to sympathize with a politician for working for "two and a half years solid" out of a four-year term? Last time I checked, four years was the term of the President and the Vice President. Is Van Flein really suggesting that his client can't be expected to work in a political office for four years straight? That's not good advertising for the future.

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