Thursday, July 06, 2006

Footnote on Libel.

Even though it falls on deaf ears and cannot penetrate the skulls of those for which this is intended, here is a bit of information for the folks who have told me that leaking certain details of John Laesch's alleged drinking problem (which I've been told only seems to become apparent when in the vicinity of bare-chested young women) is potentially libelous.

The burden of proof is on the public official (or party nominee, in this case). The public official must prove malice aforethought.

Which. Is. Nearly. Impossible.

And quite impossible in this case. I simply don't want an asshole supplanted with another asshole. People need to know who and what they are voting for.

In case anyone is wondering, there's plenty more where this came from.

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