I’m thinking about those of you who are dealing with or bracing for an ice storm. January is just wierd.
Charles D. Stimson is hereby nominated for A-hole of the Year, 2007. Along with the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, who entered the A-hole Hall of Fame at least as far back as 2004.
I can tell you from my own experience, that getting two lawyers to agree on anything is hard work. Cully Stimson (sounds like a cartoon character, really) did an admirable job of pissing off almost the entire legal profession, by indicating that corporate clients of lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay prisoners should fire their lawyers because they represent terrorists.
Let’s see, no more habeas corpus, screw speedy trials, heh, and now no right to decent representation.
Stimson has even done what no one else has ever done: he succeeded in (I’m not sure whether to gasp or gag) getting Blue Gal to agree with…deep breath…the Attorney General of the United States:
Good lawyers representing the detainees is the best way to ensure that justice is done in these cases.
That’s a total boilerplate answer, but I notice the Pentagon has disavowed Stimson’s comments, too. Stimson needs a lesson in public relations, let alone constitutional law and legal ethics. He, or at least his voicebox, should be removed to a secure undisclosed location, like maybe, one of the La-Z-Boys at Gitmo.