Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Geoffrey Fieger for Attorney General?

No, this is not from The Onion, Scrappleface or Weekly World News.

From the AP

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Geoffrey Fieger, the lawyer who gained fame defending Jack Kevorkian and later won the 1998 Democratic nomination for governor, said Tuesday he plans a run next year for state attorney general.

Fieger, known for his flamboyant courtroom style and outspokenness, notably in his former role as Kevorkian's attorney, unexpectedly won the 1998 Democratic gubernatorial primary largely based on his popularity in Detroit. But Gov. John Engler easily beat Fieger, 62 percent to 38 percent, on the Republican's stroll to a third term.

The good news is that anyone could defeat Fieger. In 1998, he lost every single county in the state except Wayne County. This guy even lost the city of Ann Arbor, mostly due to being a braying jackass and anti-religious bigot. He called Orthodox Rabbis "closer to the Nazis than they realize", Cardinal Adam Maida a "nut", and Jesus Christ a "goofball that got nailed to the cross".

This is potential disaster for the democrats. I don't expect him to be their nominee because it's a convention system instead of a primary for the AG race. That said, anything can happen.


Bachbone said...

Mr. Feiger should start small with something like Dogcatcher, then realize, when he isn't elected to the position, that even "Attorney Private" is beyond his grasp, regardless how mouthy and obnoxious he is.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to have an AG that cares about the people he represents instead of party politics and big corporations. Go Jeff!!!