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Here’s a snippet from Saturday’s issue of the Oke.
As always, the Oke’s editorials speak entirely for themselves.
By any other name…
What’s in a name change? Not much if it’s the newly dubbed “OKWatchdog.”
The Oklahoma Foundation for Consumer & Patient Rights, a trial lawyer front group, says the new name “more clearly reflects” the organization’s purpose, which we would argue is to keep the world safe for trial lawyer enrichment.
OKWatchdog “will be Oklahomans’ eyes, ears and conscience,” among other tasks, its executive director said in a news release. He lists a range of anti-business activities on which the group will concentrate. We continue to wonder why these groups don’t just call themselves what they are.
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, for example, changed its name to the American Association for Justice, but there remains an American Trial Lawyers Association whose membership includes such luminaries as Gloria Allred, who represented Paula Jones in her sexual harassment case against Bill Clinton.
We presume OKWatchdog will vigorously oppose the agenda of the American Tort Reform Association, which isn’t afraid to call itself what it is.