[lit-ideas] Re: Which Doctor's Excuse?

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 21:30:52 -0400

>>Blaming lawyers is a red herring.

It's easy to agree with almost everything Irene wrote in her last post except this. Blaming lawyers is not a "red herring," i.e., a sudden diversion created by placing a colorful plate of artfully-arranged dried and smoked herring in front of one's interlocutor. No. Blaming lawyers is a tried and true activity, which carries the force and majesty of the great religions. If Gandhi had blamed lawyers more often, he wouldn't today be considered such a schmuck by the vast majority of womankind. Alexander the Great, now that was a lawyer-blamer's lawyer blamer, a real mensch who knew how to dispense with lawyers and legalism by one stroke of his anti-Gordian sword. Gandhi was a filthy person ... [spits] ... and I shall speak of him no more.

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