Barack Obama and Joe Biden are both lawyers. Neither John McCain nor Sarah Palin is a lawyer.-James Taranto, Best of the Web Today
...Of 12 Democratic presidential and vice presidential nominees since 1980, all but two (Jimmy Carter and Al Gore) were lawyers. Of the nine Republican nominees in the same period, all but two (Dan Quayle and Bob Dole) were nonlawyers.
The Republicans, that is, have not had a lawyer on the ticket since 1996. The Democrats have had two lawyers on each ticket since 2000. The last Republican ticket with two lawyers was Ford-Dole in 1976; the last Democratic ticket without a lawyer was Johnson-Humphrey in 1968.
Friday, September 19, 2008
"The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers"
-Wm. Shakespeare, Henry V: Act IV, Scene II