McCain on Lawyer Jokes….

On February 4th, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog reported about a lawyer joke being delivered by Arizona Senator, John McCain on the campaign trail. Link:

Essentially, John McCain, a non-lawyer up against a pool of JDs has been delivering the following joke along the campaign trail:

He asks, “What is the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?” And answers, “One is a scum sucking bottom dweller. The other is a fish.” According to the WSJ blog, McCain then says, “There goes the lawyer vote.”

The blog then goes to say that Jill Hazelbaker, a spokeswoman for the McCain campaign said,  “It’s a joke.”

Personally, I am disappointed to read this. In response to Jill Hazelbaker’s statement that negative stereotyping is a “joke,” then perhaps McCain’s speech writers should come up with some “jokes” targeted at other professions. It is not necessary to perpetuate negative stereotypes regardless of the group being targeted – even when the joke is as old as the one delivering it.

— Gina F. Rubel, Esq.
President/ CEO
Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.

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2 Comments on “McCain on Lawyer Jokes….”

  1. Prudence Juris Says:

    Lighten up, it’s a joke!

  2. Perhaps it is a joke, but that does not make it funny.

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