From Mark J. Fitzgibbons in the American Thinker:
Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker has angered Georgia Republicans to the point that some have called for his impeachment. Mr. Baker refuses to join other state attorneys general filing suit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare. He’s become the darling of the left by his refusal to file suit.
Based on praise by the liberal media, you’d think General Baker was the model of fiscal responsibility and restraint on judicial activism.
That bastion of fiscal responsibility, The New York Times writes, that Mr. Baker “has rejected such lawsuits as ‘frivolous’ and ‘a waste of taxpayer money.'”
AlterNet reports on Mr. Baker’s appearance on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC conservative smear show:
“It’s impossible to have a lawsuit where there are no inherent costs,” Baker said. “Every time you are pulling employees away from their appointed duties to file a lawsuit and to engage in this counter-activity, there’s going to be cost. Lawyers don’t work for free, not even lawyers who work in house. So I’m not aware of any way that a lawsuit can be filed, even if we do it in house, where it doesn’t cost the taxpayer some money.”
If only Mr. Baker had been consistent throughout his career. You see, Mr. Baker was given a grade of A from ACORN in 2008 precisely because he is an activist attorney general who spent taxpayer money in pursuit of ACORN’s legislative and judicial agenda. Mr. Baker’s grade of A is shown on page four of ACORN’s report.
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