Trial lawyers ‘Better Call Saul’ for help retaining Supreme Court justices By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
“If you’re committed enough, you can make any story work. I once told a woman I was Kevin Costner, and it worked because I believed it.” — Saul Goodman
NASHVILLE — Apologies for the broad generalizations or for reinforcing stereotypes — but trial lawyers don’t give advice unless they get something in return.
As reported, some trial lawyers in Tennessee are likely putting on a charade right now in an effort to retain three Tennessee Supreme Court justices.
They likely want the justices retained so the justices can eventually overturn the state’s tort reform laws, which they oppose not for the good of their fellow man but for the good of their own wallets.
Saul Goodman, as played by actor Bob Odenkirk, on “Breaking Bad.”
To make you believe otherwise, they bellyache the usual progressive/liberal clichés about the Koch brothers, big business trying to throw the justices out, and on and on.
As expected, establishment media organizations play along.
You know who would beam with pride at these efforts, if he were real and if he lived in the Volunteer State?
Saul Goodman, that’s who.
Goodman would congratulate these trial lawyers for a job well done, although he would probably caution them to show a tad more discretion about posting pictures of their swanky fundraisers on Facebook.
Goodman was the sleazy attorney for chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White on the television series “Breaking Bad.”
Despite claiming to represent the people, and despite putting on a public face of virtue, Goodman mastered the art of deception.
He once, for instance, profited from a class action lawsuit against an airline involving a plane crash that White, his own client, had a hand in causing.
This trial lawyer once hired a decoy to assume White’s place and take responsibility for all of White’s crimes up to that point.
Later in the show, Goodman encouraged White to launder drug money through a website originally set up to raise money after White was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Yes, it is possible to build a website that carries out a function that differs from its stated intentions.
Perhaps the people behind Keep Tennessee’s Supreme Court Fair are “Breaking Bad” fans?