October 26, 2011
Former one-term House member sues over lost 'career'
So, this is what it's come to. A one-term Democratic House member jettisoned by his constituents in 2010 is suing campaign critics for "loss of livelihood." From US News: "When voters in Ohio's 1st Congressional District threw Democrat Steve Driehaus out of office after only one term, he did not bow out gracefully. No, he decided to get even. So he did what anyone does in today's culture: he sued somebody." Driehaus sued the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life candidates for Congress, for "loss of livelihood." We've all heard of career politicians, but, who knew that a single two year term entitled an elected official to a lifetime livelihood? It's remarkable that the same self-important politicians who enjoy the benefits and protections of incumbency and oppose term limits on the fiction that elections are term limiting can make so fatuous a claim. More: "During the 2010 elections the Susan B. Anthony List engaged in a campaign to identify and call out...(Read Full Post)