Thursday, December 13, 2007

Alberto Gonzales: Man of the Year--In Bizarro Land

OK, fair warning. We're not going to be able to take much more stuff like this without doing serious damage to our liver.

Negative news coverage may have cost former attorney general Alberto Gonzales his job, but it won him a dubious honor from a magazine published by the American Bar Association: Lawyer of the Year.

Now, you're thinking anything coming from an organization of lawyers probably should have the word "dubious" in front of it, but at least the awarders are honest about one thing:

"Think about Time magazine's Person of the Year," editor and publisher Edward A. Adams said in an interview. "In years past they've named people like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin. So we're not suggesting by these awards that these are the best lawyers in any sense of the word."

Hmmm...let's think about this for a minute. Adolf Hitler? Joseph Stalin? Alberto Gonzales. OK, we see where you're going with this.

Adams said the magazine's picks "do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the ABA. Usually we just pick up a couple bottles of Johnny Walker, head back to the office and pull names out of a hat, then hit a few strip clubs."

Well, why didn't you say so in the first place? How do we get on that nominating committee?

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