The State of the Union
While the whole thing struck us as bizarre and ridiculous, there's 2 things that really struck us:
First, why did he specifically mention ASBESTOS in his speech when discussing "tort reform"??
Small business is the path of advancement, especially for women and minorities, so we must free small businesses from needless regulation and protect honest job-creators from junk lawsuits. Justice is distorted, and our economy is held back, by irresponsible class actions and frivolous asbestos claims - and I urge Congress to pass legal reforms this year.Now, as many have pointed out, there is no evidence that law suits hurt our economy and, more often than not, they are the only recourse folks have when wronged... especially when government regulation is weak.
But Asbestos? Well we all know about that don't we? Vice-President Dick Cheney's not–former company (they still pay him and he still has an interest in them) Halliburton has interests there.
Second (and we know they talked about this on Unfiltered this morning) with regards to Capital cases...
Because one of the main sources of our national unity is our belief in equal justice, we need to make sure Americans of all races and backgrounds have confidence in the system that provides justice. In America we must make doubly sure no person is held to account for a crime he or she did not commit - so we are dramatically expanding the use of DNA evidence to prevent wrongful conviction. Soon I will send to Congress a proposal to fund special training for defense counsel in capital cases, because people on trial for their lives must have competent lawyers by their side.Now, contrary to every single teaching of the Jesus that Bush claims to love and have in his heart, he presided over the executions of more people than anyone in modern American history. We have no idea where this comes from. (NO, we don't think he's suddenly gotten "religion" again)
Don't believe the hype and think for yourself (because that is the last thing they want)