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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Review & Outlook: Handmaid to the Plutocrats -

We don't begrudge Ms. Warren's handsome earnings or her stands on legal principle, even if those principles do happen to underscore the complex nature of both the law and modern economy. But when she talks about "the millionaires and billionaires" who supposedly "wrecked our economy" and "still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them"—as she put it at the Charlotte convention—perhaps she ought to recall her own legal strutting.

By the way, Harvard requires its professors to report any extracurricular consulting activities, but Ms. Warren is refusing to disclose this list so voters can decide for themselves if she's really a handmaid to the plutocrats disguised as Robin Hood through November 6. It would be instructive to learn what other corporations, and maybe even a billionaire, have had her on their payrolls.


I think the WSJ is uncharitable here. Professor Warren could not approach her telos as the perfect embodiment of contemporary American leftism without a very substantial admixture of hypocrisy worked in. Someday she will be a very old lady, living in a very big house, talking about the glory days, and treating her servants like dirt. --TS

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She has a duty of client confidentiality. You should respect if not admire her for honoring it.

Posted by: keynesian | Sep 29, 2012 10:03:57 AM

She is large, she contains multitudes

Posted by: molly | Sep 29, 2012 11:49:19 AM

You might say she has earned some large.

Posted by: Jonathan | Sep 29, 2012 9:49:34 PM

Someday she will be a very old lady, living in a very big house - or wigwam.

Posted by: dearieme | Sep 30, 2012 3:24:30 AM

Emerson: Another pseud from the Bay State.

Posted by: Tom Smith | Sep 30, 2012 7:42:28 PM

Nope, Walt Whitman, the two-fisted gay republican from New Jersey. Probably still a pseud though.

Posted by: molly | Oct 1, 2012 9:09:04 PM

I need more articles and blogs please post soon.

Posted by: Bookmarking | Oct 2, 2012 5:34:08 AM