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Jefferson Otwell

I do not follow your reasoning: You find it wrong for a candidate for president to have given legal advice as an attorney in return for money. It seems to me that that is what attorneys do. This seems to be more of a problem with attorneys than with Thompson.

John Adams, before he became President, successfully defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre (only two were found guilty, and of a lesser offence). That was a deeply unpopular action. But everyone, even the enemies of free people, is entitled to a proper defense.

Personally supporting one thing while professionally defending another is part of how attorneys work. Perhaps we would be better off with fewer lawyers in politics, but that does not seem to be your issue here.


I would not work for a firm that represents terrorists. Period. Elected officials should be held to a higher standard than attorneys, who are routinely held to no standard. Thompson will surive this, for sure, but he's lost considerable credibility in my eyes.

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