Wednesday, October 26, 2011

One for the Chutzpah File: Failed Democrat Pol Sues Critics for Loss of Livelihood.


From Wikipedia: Chutzpah ... is the quality of audacity, for good or for bad, but it is generally used positively. The Yiddish word derives from the Hebrew word meaning "insolence", "audacity", and "impertinence." The modern English usage of the word has taken on a broader meaning, having been popularized through vernacular use in film, literature, and television. The word has also been able to be interpreted as meaning the amount of spunk or ability that an individual has.

My favorite definition is one supplied by law prof Alan Dershowitz: The youth who murders his parents and then pleads for mercy on the grounds that he is an orphan.

October 24, 2011

There's nothing quite like a politician scorned.

When voters in Ohio's 1st Congressional District threw Democrat Steve Driehaus out of office after only one term, he did not bow out gracefully. No, he decided to get even. So he did what anyone does in today's culture: he sued somebody.
H/T Drudge


  1. Oh-Oh-hio. Not as corrupt as New York... But trying harder!

  2. Reminds me - 'chutzpah' has two meanings. Gall, sure, but balls too - daring, unexpected confidence.

    In this case you have the "first" meaning perfectly. The jerk sure has chutzpah.