As of today, the entire nation of Canada, in solidarity, has refused to view this blog. Fucking Indonesia, halfway around the world, has checked in. Our neighbors to the north remain silent. However, deserving of condemnation as Canada may be, that is not the point of this post. In an earlier post, I wondered whether going beyond the contract attorney world into politics would help attract Canadians, but worried that as a conservative I might lose a chunk of the mostly liberal contract attorney audience. A commenter agreed that most contract attorneys are liberals, but suggested that most attorneys generally are, as well. With that, I disagree.
While I used to work as an associate at a couple of the biggest firms in DC, both populated heavily with liberal graduates of top 25 law schools, I did not fit in either category. I went to a second-tier law school in the hinterlands, where most people who go to law school actually go to law school. Most of my classmates were conservatives. Those who were not mostly gravitated toward plaintiff's bar tort law after graduation ( we call these people "ambulance chasers"). I have no evidence but I believe this to be a representative profile: a majority of attorneys are conservative, but the vocal minority (the ambulance chasers that you see on TV and billboards, as well as the plaintiffs' lawyers who dominate the ABA) are liberal. I'm sure there are exceptions, but I think the parallels are pretty clear. If I decide to go into the conservative/liberal divide deeper, then I'll address this further. If not, this has to raise the question, what the fuck does this have to do with Canada not viewing this blog?