Saturday, April 15, 2006
In one corner, you have various tort reform groups with the mouth-filled-with-money image on the "Please Don't Feed the Trial Lawyers" billboards and other media (along with what could euphemistically be called an enthusiastic discussion, both at that site and Overlawyered).
In the other, you have ATLA and their full-page USA Today ad [big PDF], with the CEOs'-pockets-filled-with-money image over the "Haven't the big corporate CEOs taken enough?" phrase. (Complete with poorly-Photoshopped "C.E.O." initials on the shirtcuff!)
Subtlety? Recognition of the complex issues? Not really the focus at this point, it seems.
But we can all agree: stuffing money into orifices and/or pockets is golden imagery, baby. Kum ba yah!