This edition recapping The Stunning Accomplishments of George Bush, we turn to George Junior’s epic battle to bring tort reform to
While he did his level best to deregulate greedy and dangerous industries, he was less successful at shielding them from accountability, such as his efforts to deny access to the courts for a musician who lost an arm due to the malfeasance of a giant corporate supporter.
Still he has been successful in other ways. Though it is true that the courts have not always been kind to Junior’s efforts, the Bush-League Economy is becoming a god send to his pet project of tort reform. As you may know, a tort is the word used to describe a Civil Wrong. If one is injured or has property stolen by another, one has the right to seek redress of these wrongs through the Court system. And while some believe that access to right wrongs through the court system not only provides the opportunity for Justice, it also has the effect of empowering the citizenry to take responsibility for their own affairs. Political empowerment aside, others, however feel that Justice requires limits, a cap if you will. George Junior was one who held the belief that Justice must be Capped through Tort Reform.
Yet how has George Succeeded?
Well, with the Economy in a tailspin, Law firms are laying off mischief making lawyers in droves, with even more layoffs to come. This reduced employment in the Law business, is sure to please those who were counting on George to
limit access to Justice bring tort reform to
Though this is not exactly how he planned for Tort Reform to take place, one should never mis-under-estimate George Junior. Just when people, such as historiographers, are convinced that his reverse Midas touch is sure to cement Bush’s legacy as the worst president in modern times, he pulls a rabbit out of the hat.
We now can count Tort Reform, such as it is, and reducing Burdens on Deregulated Businesses as a campaign promise fulfilled and a charge kept. George Bush is just a Gift that keeps giving.
Heckuva Job Junior!