So you know I am not a lawyer and I do not live in the law blog world, and really, the closest I've gotten to being a lawyer is, uh...
Actually I don't tend to talk about that kind of thing on LG.
Suffice it to say that I went on approximately 37 kabillion dates with lawyers and then wound up marrying one. And almost all my friends are lawyers of one sort or another. Including Mark, of the oh-so-astute Rules for Crazy.
And he is usually how I wind up with random lawyer tidbits, some of which are just delightful.
Last year, a friend of Mark's posted about being hired as the first White House law blogger - an April Fool's joke that wound up making the New York Times. In fact, they got fooled twice that day.
Which pissed them off, because, you know, they're the New York Times.
The only human I know who doesn't respect the NYT is my mother-in-law, who thinks they're a bunch of loser liberal propagandists.
This from a woman who considers Fox News fair and balanced and listening to Rush Limbaugh time well spent.
Anyway. In my world, and many other reasonable-ish people's, the New York Times is a venerable institution and a credible news source.
Which, of course, is why it's kind of awesome to have April fooled them, no? And kind of astounding and bizarre that it happened again this year.
I'm wondering if they're all, "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — You can't get fooled again."