Monday, November 21, 2005

I'm More of a Basset Hound

One good thing about being a public defender - you never have to worry about drumming up business. So I never have to sit in my office and ponder whether I should compare myself to a pit bull in my advertising. Which is good, 'cause apparently that just goes too far. So says the Florida Supreme Court. It wasn't just a simple comparison, however:

Ads used by the lawyers included a picture of a pit bull with a spiked collar beside the telephone number 1-800-PIT-BULL.
Now, if only they'd had one of the lawyers wearing a spiked collar in the picture, that might have made all the difference. After all, "[i]t's such a fine line between stupid, and clever," as a great man once said.

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