Friday, June 29, 2012

The forgotten man in the ACA ruling

One reason a lot of people thought the Supreme Court would strike down the Affordable Care Act was the grilling that Obama's Solicitor General took at the Justices' hands during oral arguments. Some of us — certainly including me — had forgotten about those oral arguments, which garnered Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. harsh and often snide criticism in the media for what those critics considered an awkward and fumbling performance.

The New York Times has a brief reminder article about Verrilli today.

I can't resist spoiling perhaps the best part of the piece.

“Let me just say on that point that people who say there’s no such thing as bad publicity have no idea what they’re talking about,” he said. “There is definitely bad publicity. Being on the wrong end of a Jon Stewart monologue is bad publicity.”

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