Monday, January 12, 2009
Oh no you didn"t!
Maybe you have seen this flamboyant "country lawyer" on TV espousing his homespun wisdom. I have enjoyed his simple charming style but you have to wonder if he maybe is taking his own publicity a little too seriously. The following quotes are from a speech he gave at the annual Consumer Attorneys of California convention in November of 2008:
From Chris Rizo, LegalNewsline:
"We have to redefine who we are: We are the most important people in America," Spence said. "There is no other profession in America that fights for freedom, that fights for what America is about, that fights for justice for ordinary people."
"I want to ask you which would be more important: If all of the doctors in the country somehow disappeared or all the trial lawyers in America somehow disappeared?" he asked. "We can live without medical care, but we cannot live without justice."
Maybe he is queing up for a government bailout for trial lawyers.