Avenatti blog Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! This session of the People’s Court is now in session.
I could be a great lawyer–even better than Michael Avenatti– and I wouldn’t even have to go to law school.
I hope that stung, Mr. Avenatti. I didn’t mean a word of it. I know better.
Professional and high-level jobs require training, education and a singular focus on ultimate goals. Not to mention, lots and lots of money, sacrifice, and patience.
Let me first say how much I admired you when you first stepped into the spotlight. You were great at your job, you seemed intent on finding and revealing the truth, were unabashedly speaking that truth to power, and you defended someone that many lawyers wouldn’t take on due to certain mainstream prejudices, and against the very President of the United States, no less.
These actions jettisoned you into a sort of celebrity, and now, your actions recently will also jettison you back where you were out of that quasar of a spotlight. There are droves of people, especially on Twitter, who are now pushing against you and for one specific reason. You let your ego get in the way. You have fallen prey to the crime of hubris.
This situation is fraught with irony. You started out, as I said, fighting against the machine, speaking truth to power, and making it clear that you thought (rightly) Donald Trump was an inept criminal who cheated his way into the Oval Office. No argument there.
But do you see that you are now guilty of that same hubris? Do you honestly believe that you are qualified to be President?
As we have all seen, President of the United States is a job that requires more than just a moral compass, intelligence or a law degree. Public service is something of a requirement for the position. A lifetime of public service, even better, because it shows motive. Jumping from the idea of power, directly into a powerful position, is often the seedling that overgrows into a sort of Kudzu of Corruption. More to the point: the office of POTUS is not an entry level position.
If you wish to hold a political office, Mr. Avenatti, start at the beginning. Run for mayor, or congress, or even governor. If it’s a successful foray, then, and only then, should you even entertain the idea of reaching higher. There’s too much at stake, and recent history has shown us in full-blown Technicolor, what can happen when power for power’s sake gets in the way of common sense and ethical wherewithal.
Thus, if you find political office is not your shiny calling, I would implore you to continue representing those who need your skills. You shine as an attorney for the people against corrupt power. You do YOU, Mr. Avenatti.
Avenatti AveNAUGHTY AveNOTti. All due respect, Mr A, this is not your A-game.