Tuesday, March 04, 2014

More injustice from the forces of fairness: Gov to hire cheap attorney

WAVE3-TV is reporting that Gov. Steve Beshear is planning on hiring a cheap lawyer to take up the case for Kentucky's now disenfranchised voters. According to WAVE3, the posting for the position says it will pay $125 per hour.

$125 an hour? Whuuuut!!!

That may sound like a lot to some people, but $125 per hour won't buy you a paralegal in this day and age. No wonder we can't win in court anymore: the government that is responsible for defending these laws are against them, their representatives (e.g. Jack Conway) pretend they're for you while their trying to spike the case, and then they go to Budget Rent-An-Attorney to replace the guy who quit on you and who wasn't trying real hard in the first place.

That's "fairness" for you folks, liberal style: "What's fair for me is what what's fair for me and what's fair for you is what's fair for me."

Got that?


KyCobb said...

Any amount of taxpayer money spent to defend unconstitutional discrimination is too much.

Billy Henderson said...


I am still trying to figure out what our governor meant when he said, "(The issue) will be and should be ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in order to bring finality and certainty to this matter," Beshear said. "Kentucky should be a part of this process."

Would I be cynical to think that "finality" in the governor's mind could mean "an end to these constant efforts to prohibit same-sex marriage in Kentucky?"

Perhaps the course would be for some very capable/committed constitutional lawyers to "volunteer" to work for the $125.00 an hour. Spread the word!

Anonymous said...

Why can't the governor's general counsel handle this as part of his duties at no additional cost? I presume the governor's office has a general counsel.

Martin Cothran said...

Good question.

Anonymous said...

I can answer my own good question. Because the governor needs to pay off some political supporter with a nice contract. Looks like more work for Stites & Harbison. ;-)