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November 1, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

THE BUTCHER'S REVENGE....If we really did kill all the lawyers, who would be left to run for president? Answer here.

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That quiz was a breeze for Geeks Like Us!

Posted by: shortstop on November 1, 2007 at 5:37 PM | PERMALINK

Who would be left, why INKBLOT of course.

INKBLOT FOR PRESIDENT.

Posted by: optical weenie on November 1, 2007 at 5:48 PM | PERMALINK

Why can't Ashleigh Banfield run? I authentically like her.

Posted by: Anon on November 1, 2007 at 5:54 PM | PERMALINK

Krusty the Klown.

No, wait, he IS running.

Posted by: jprichva on November 1, 2007 at 6:10 PM | PERMALINK

So if the Republicans pass a consitutional amendment banning a lawyers from running for President, then the race will be Richardson vs. McCain! Must not have enough lawyers in the southwest!

Posted by: mfw13 on November 1, 2007 at 6:22 PM | PERMALINK

The comments on that blog are really weird.

Posted by: mattstan on November 1, 2007 at 7:01 PM | PERMALINK

Butchers Revenge-- We are talking about Bush & Cheney right? How many now as for as our troops this corrupt administrtion has sent to their death because of these two IDIOTS because of their LIES.

Posted by: Al on November 1, 2007 at 7:22 PM | PERMALINK

No bald non-lawyers need apply. Unless they are actors, of course. Actors trump everybody.

Posted by: craigie on November 1, 2007 at 7:41 PM | PERMALINK

In fact, many of the Founding Fathers (including Jefferson if I am not mistaken) recognized that political leadership would come largely from the legal profession and they endorsed that fact. They felt that since lawyers were learned, thoughtful, and yes also driven and egotistical, they would be an asset to public service and fill most of its ranks.

Posted by: Jammer on November 1, 2007 at 8:00 PM | PERMALINK

Medicare is cutting pay to doctors in 2008, well Dictator Bush first cut childrens healthcare costs and now the Dictator is going to cut pay for the ones that take of the children when sick, and while I am on the subject of sick this silly bastard sure is HAIL BUSH! And here all this time I thought he was on cocaine but I was wrong it is crack cocaine because federal guidelines now say and approved by the Dictator that start lowering the sentance range if caught with this drug-- two faced DICTATOR.

Posted by: Al on November 2, 2007 at 8:11 AM | PERMALINK

Land Surveyors would be president. That was the occupation of Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln before they took up residence on Pennsylvania Avenue. Not a bad place to start.

Posted by: Dan the Man on November 2, 2007 at 8:56 AM | PERMALINK

Steven Colbert. Oh wait, we already have a comedian (or was that clown) as our President.

Posted by: pgl on November 2, 2007 at 9:17 AM | PERMALINK

If you want politicians, i.e. people who write and administer the law, who aren't trained in law, you get Dubya.

Posted by: SJ on November 2, 2007 at 9:30 AM | PERMALINK

Wait, Thompson was an actual prosecutor in addition to playing one on tv?

Posted by: Allie on November 2, 2007 at 12:30 PM | PERMALINK

What about those drawings of the candidates? What's with the WSJ and their artistic conception that is something like a penciled sketch of what someone would look like on money? Is that accurate? Well, anyhow they are being very kind and flattering with Hillary, although she looks something like a local TV news reporter. Thompson, eek. He looks like Freddie Kruger.

Posted by: Doc at the Radar Station on November 2, 2007 at 5:46 PM | PERMALINK
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