Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer gets my vote!

After the announcement of Edwards as Kerry’s running mate, it only took a nanosecond for the “ewwww, he’s a trial lawyer” comments to start. As if just being a politician weren’t bad enough.

Jumping on Edwards’ case because he’s inexperienced is one thing, but dredging up a worn out stereotype is just lazy namecalling. Or, as Monsieur Hill says: Yeah, but would you vote for Perry Mason?

So, here’s my question: If you could only vote for a fictional lawyer for President, whom would you choose? (Bonus points for the coolest dream team Prez/Veep combo)

I know who Grandpa Simpson wants: Maaaaaatlock!

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12 Responses to Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer gets my vote!

  1. Andy says:

    Jack McCoy and Abby Carmichael. No question.

  2. Linkmeister says:

    Atticus Finch, of course!

  3. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Denny Crane for Prez, with Matt Murdoch as his Veep.

  4. Solonor says:

    OMG, that’s how out of it I am. I know who Matt Murdock is, but I had to look in Wikipedia to find out that William Freaking Shatner played Denny Crane in the final season of “The Practice”. Too funny!

  5. Chari says:

    Captain Picard for Prez and Mr. Spock for Veep.

  6. Solonor says:

    They’re not lawyers, dingbat!

  7. Adelin says:


  8. Ric The Schmuck says:

    In the interests of full disclosure, I had to look up the charcters name myself. I just remember watching Shatner playing that character, but I couldn’t remember the name.

  9. Chari says:

    Ally McBeal and Billy, then. At least that way, when something stupid happens in Washington, we’ll know why. So there.

    {grumbles about being called ‘dingbat’}

  10. hoopty says:

    Kirk and Spock. Dude, the world would rock with Kirk and Spock.

  11. Solonor says:

    Now, look, I’m as geeky as the next nerd, but just because I mentioned Shatner’s name BECAUSE HE PLAYED A LAWYER, it doesn’t mean that we’ve shifted into “Which Star Trek characters would make a better President?” That’s a completely different meme.

    Lawyers, people.

    Ya know? Like Arnie Becker, Grace Van Owen, Lawrence or Kenneth Preston (cookies for who gets that without Google)… or Harvey Birdman… 🙂

  12. branzibar says:

    my vote is for Jack McCoy though i’m not so sure about that Abby Carmichael.

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