Petro Goes for the Ambulance Chasing Cash
January 24, 2007 08:47 AM
Former Republican Ohio AG Jim Petro has signed on with Democrat Stan Chesley's law firm. A lot of lawyers are going to be very surprised by this. So will a lot of Republicans. You'd expect someone in Jim Petro's position to sign on with a big law firm, have his name on the letterhead, and be in charge of bringing in big ticket clients. But the fact is, there's a lot more money to be made working for the Plaintiff's bar.
Apparently making money is Jim's priority right now. And there's nothing wrong with that, in theory. But when you saddle up with a major Democratic fundraiser, whose approach to the law is that is should be used as a redistributivist tool, it's a problem. Stan Chesley has devoted decades of legal practice to taking money from one person, and giving it to another--while keeping 1/3 of it for himself. He probably thinks he has provided a public service. Apparently Jim Petro does too.
I hope Jim realizes that it is harder for a RINO to pass through the eye of a needle, than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. But I don't think he does.
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