Tone Deaf Lawyers And Politics Don't Mix

Opinion editorial by WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Believe it or not, I don’t have anything against lawyers. I have lawyers in my family.

And yes, some of my best friends are lawyers.

But sometimes, lawyers can get so caught up in their legalisms and codes that they’re brutally tone-deaf.

Labor Sec. Alex Acosta is a good example.

Acosta is on the banana peel in the Trump cabinet because the new indictment of sleazy financier Jeffrey Epstein for sex-trafficking with young girls has reignited outrage over the too-sweet-to-believe deal Acosta – then the US Attorney for Florida - handed Epstein back in 2008.

They had Epstein dead to rights back then for molesting underage girls at his Palm Beach mansion; the Miami Herald has quoted investigators who worked on the case saying the evidence was overwhelming.

But Epstein got a slap-on-the-wrist 13 months, and permission to leave jail six days a week to go to his office, among other goodies.

At a press conference yesterday reportedly ordered by President Trump, Acosta played the victim.

He and his team were heroes who kept state officials from botching the case, and they got the toughest deal they could.

Acosta refused to apologize to the distraught victims – after all, he should be their hero!

And he failed to remark on the true moral of the story – that in the justice system, big money talks and everything else walks.

Instead, he was defensive, arrogant, and tone deaf.

And, soon enough, he’ll be unemployed.

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