Et Tu, Bork?

First, the Dubs betrays us by fighting tooth and nail to import 12 million unskilled, semi-or illiterate criminals into our country.  And now, Robert Bork has filed a slip-and-fall negligence lawsuit against the Yale Club in NYC for negligence, to the tune of $1,000,000 plus punitive damages. 

As he mounted the stairs to a podium at the Yale Club last June, Bork fell backwards and hit his head and leg.  This injury was not severe enough to prevent him from getting up, climbing the stairs again, and giving his speech, but complications from the fall developed later, so Bork is now claiming that the Yale Club should’ve “reasonably foreseen” that he would require a handrail to assist him to the stage safely.  Bork, of course, has long been a vocal critic of ambulance-chaser-style tort lawsuits precisely like the one he’s just filed.

I’m sure I’m not the first person to point this out, but my first question upon seeing this news item was: why didn’t this preeminent legal scholar and genius, who was in the best position to know his walking and stair-climbing abilities, “reasonably foresee” that he might need assistance to reach the podium?  Apparently, he didn’t need a handrail when the mounted the steps the second time, after his injury.  Bork has always disapproved of plaintiffs—most of whom possess a fraction of his wealth—who file similar lawsuits.   It’s pretty disheartening that he is now jumping on the Jury Jackpot bandwagon. 

I expect better from the bastions of conservatism.  What’s next, William F. Buckley leaving his entire estate to Planned Parenthood on the condition they up their partial-birth abortion numbers?  El Rushbo lobbying to raise the marginal tax rate to 85%?  Condoleeza Rice running for President for the Communist Party?


~ by lewdandlascivious on June 14, 2007.

4 Responses to “Et Tu, Bork?”

  1. Wow… just wow. I half expected that to be from the Onion or something it’s so unreal. Another conservative icon bites the dust. 😦

  2. “why didn’t this preeminent legal scholar and genius, who was in the best position to know his walking and stair-climbing abilities, ”reasonably foresee” that he might need assistance to reach the podium?”

    Money, Money, Money…Money! He is seeing dollar signs. Guess being a constitutional scholar doesn’t pay as well as it used to.

  3. Even if his lawsuit had merit, you would think that wanting to maintain his dignity would override the desire to sue.

  4. I know. What a hypocrite.

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