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How Come Ted Olson Is Sucking Up All the Love? What About David Boies?

For all the talk about Perry, most of the lauding gets directed to plaintiff’s attorney Ted Olson, because he’s this big conservative who backing the gay marriage fight, and what’s sexier and cuter than that? Well his co-counsel David Boies has been doing the progressive law thing for decades, so where are his accolades?

While Olson was busy penning “Conservative Case for Gay Marriage” for Newsweek, Boies was getting his own favorable writeup in the news weekly, wherein we learn this pair of legal experts were made for each other. How does that song go: Olson and Boies, sittin’ in a tree, D-I-R-E-C-T E-X-A-M-I-N-I-N-G …

Both he and Olson each day navigate small physical limitations. Olson is colorblind and Boies is dyslexic, admitting he is not great at names and “numbers still reverse.”

Screw the Equal Protection Clause; we’ve got the Americans With Disabilities Act on full display right here!

And besides, Boies was once a conservative too! He headed up his college’s the Young Republicans club in the 60s. And, in true Perry fashion, ditched that political party during the civil rights era, realizing he “was on the wrong side.” And now, he’s on the right one.

(Photo: David Yellan)


  • 4 Comments
    • ksu499
      ksu499

      Based on the arguments Olson puts forth in the Newsweek editorial, I don’t see how they cannot win. If, after reading the piece, anyone still thinks there is a rational basis for banning same-gender marriage, they are deluding themselves.

      Jan 13, 2010 at 10:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian NJ
      Brian NJ

      I love this guy, I love both those guys, and their world-class set of balls.

      More and more people are realizing how crucial this battle is to making sure America keep its equality heritage intact. They are starting to see that the battle is not only about gays, it is about keeping the very definition of America.

      Jan 13, 2010 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc
      hardmannyc

      You make a good point, but remember the parable of the Prodigal Son: Olson is the prodigal who has come into to the house of his father (i.e., the good side).

      Jan 13, 2010 at 10:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      No. 3 · hardmannyc: Had not the tragedy which took his wife
      occured, I would be suspect into Olsen’s motives. However I
      think he suddenly got truly realized that life is too short
      to be hating for no reason………….

      Jan 13, 2010 at 10:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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