Wednesday, August 03, 2011

"Atlas Shrugged" was a warning, not a manual: I'm a politician--how dare you speak of me!

In a case that could test the bounds of free speech, a former Democratic congressman has been allowed to proceed with his lawsuit against a prominent pro-life group that he claims contributed to his election defeat by spreading falsehoods about his record on abortion issues.

A federal judge in Ohio ruled Monday that former Rep. Steve Driehaus' defamation suit against the Susan B. Anthony List can go forward. The former Ohio congressman claims the group "disseminated lies" about him, effectively costing him his job -- as well as inflicting "reputational" and "economic" harm.


OK former Congresscreature Sparky...

First, you're a politician. If you don't want your reputation sullied, try getting a better job, like as a pimp, male prostitute or drug dealer.

Second--economic harm? Spare me. You got unelected. You are no more economically harmed by that than the who know how many of people in your former district you have lost their jobs because of looters like you.

Hm-m-m...maybe they ought to be suing him.

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