From our good friend and Wonker Emerita Lisa Needham, aka Snipy, we have this tale of a lawyer on the edge, kind of like the Jeffrey Tambor character in …And Justice For All,except instead of shaving his head and eating his lunch out on the ledge, this guy, one Ira Dennis Hawver Esquire JD, defended himself against disciplinary action by dressing up as Thomas Jefferson and explaining that the First Amendment guarantees your sacred right to give your client a really crappy defense.
“I am incompetent!” Hawver said, banging the lectern with his hand. “Anybody who thinks they are representing an innocent person and can’t convince a jury is incompetent or ineffective.”
Needless to say, we will be watching carefully to see if this genius gets to keep lawyering. Is it terrible that we kind of hope he does, if only to see what other costumes he might bust out down the line? We’re terrible people.
What we are saying here is that we completely agree, and we are terrible people too, and further, we bet that if Mr. Hawver loses his law license, he could still be a big hit at tea party rallies or maybe Comic-Con. Also, we are for damned sure adding Bitter Lawyer to our RSS feed. Hi, Lisa! Come back and make buttsechs jokes for us now and then, will ya? You won’t even have to wear the H.L. Mencken costume, OK?