Okay, forget about
Joe Lieberman. Let's make it Gore-Boies (it even has a nice, good ole boy sound to it.) I know we're supposed to reflexively despise all lawyers and all their shenanigans. But I have to confess: I'm really starting to like this guy.
Boies was on Meet the Press this morning with Tim Russert and it was really a tour de force. If you're on the West Coast and can still watch it, do so. Or if you have Nexis be sure to look at the transcript.
I'm currently writing an unrelated article in which I have to praise (painful as it is) Russert. But this was a sterling example of how thoroughly a well-versed and articulate advocate can bulldoze through an often-factually-challenged interviewer, even one with Russert's Rock-em, Sock-em, Robots style.
Russert: How do you respond to charges 'x', 'y', and 'z'?
Boies: Well, actually, Tim, 'x' is 'p' and 'y' is 'q' and you don't really seem to have understood 'z.'
Let's just say that's my paraphrase. But look at the transcript and tell me if you disagree.
P.S. My sources tell me that Boies will be arguing for Gore before the Supreme Court. Not Larry Tribe. Why not? Lead with your clutch hitter.