Let me say at the outset that some of my best friends over the years have been lawyers. I’ve worked for them and with them for many years. Hells, bells. I’ve even defended them from the truckloads of bad lawyer jokes and Shakespearian suggestions about what is best done with them. That said, I must now say this; Gloria Allred gives even lawyers a bad name.
I learn this morning that the California attorney who specializes in scandal is camped out at the Norfolk Probate & Family Court in Canton, Massachusetts, where Allred has petitioned the court to unseal the divorce records and custody hearing transcripts of one of the founders of Staples – Mitt Romney's friend and business associate Tom Stemberg. The Republican nominee for President testified at the child custody hearing in the contentious divorce proceedings of this man and his wife and Allred (and her “client” who is bound to have a D beside his/her name,) want to mine that testimony for mud to sling. Egad. Talk about desperation!
According to a report this morning on RadarOnline.com, an “insider” who is familiar with the case says, "Ms. Allred's client feels that the public needs to know about Governor Mitt Romney's role in this very important case. Governor Romney is running for President of the United States and this goes to a very important character issues.”
I’m all for transparency when it comes to Presidential candidates. The Almighty Himself knows I’ve not been satisfied with the vetting of Barack Obama and I whine about it regularly. Still, the private, civil squabbles of two totally unrelated humans have no bearing on Governor Romney’s Presidential qualifications.
We already know from the personal stories told by speakers at the Republican National Convention (of whom Tom Stemberg was one) back in August that Romney’s faith often moves him to involve himself in the tragedies which afflict those around him. The picture they painted was a touching one of a man who is wont to help carry the tragic burdens others bear. It is not at all unusual for a man who is also a minister to be asked to testify about the character of one of his flock. This petition to the court, we can hope, will be roundly, soundly denied and Allred can go home to California and lick her wounds.
Hey, Gloria. here's a question: What do you have when you have Gloria Allred buried up to her neck in sand?
Answer: Not enough sand.