Connecting the dots

Everyone is up in arms over Andrew Speaker, the Atlanta man who went globe-trotting for his wedding and honeymoon while carrying a very potent form of tuberculosis. (The best evisceration of this asshat I’ve seen so far is by one of my favorite commenters, “-S-“, on her own blog.)

As is my wont, though, I can’t just link to something without saying something on my own about the matter. And in this case, I find myself thinking about how this guy is a very successful personal-injury lawyer, one of the more loathed subcategories of an already-despised profession, and wondering just why one of his peers — a guy who couldn’t even get elected to a second term in the United States Senate — is doing so well in the run for the presidency?

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