George W. Bush

Regarding that bit about asbestos lawsuits…

Mr. Bush last night:

Justice is distorted, and our economy is held back by irresponsible class-actions and frivolous asbestos claims -- and I urge Congress to pass legal reforms this year.

Why would he single out asbestos lawsuits, and not, say, McDonalds weight gain lawsuits? Oh yeah! Bloomberg from January:

Halliburton Posts Loss of $201 Mln on Asbestos Costs

[Halliburton] Chief Executive David J. Lesar, 51, settled in the quarter $4.8 billion of asbestos-related health claims that were a legacy of acquisitions made by his predecessor, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

Indulge me on some swearing... WHAT THE MOTHERFUCK?!