(Manton @ April 26 2005,07:07)
Originally Posted by Charley,April 26 2005,04:03
Wonder who owns the suit? The Rev. cannot own anything of any value - too many judgements against him. Someone tried to collect on one of them by siezing some property. Not his watch. Not his suit. Last I knew, the FEC wanted some of that money back too.
Rev. Al was deposed several years ago for a civil lawsuit (can't remember which one) and he was questioned on this very point. He told the lawyer that he does not "own" any suits, but "has access" to several. Important distinction.
Hmmmmm.....Hertz rent-A-suit ?
Evidently, his social action organization hires him and provides him with clothing. The entire thing is a legal (albeit unethical) way of shielding assets. Evidently, he can claim minimal income and virtual no assets/resources. This helps when your creditors are not smart enough to get second and third party guarantors. Chuck: I believe it is the technically the right-wing, Bush apologist and his ever-so-slightly more moderate yes-man. At least that is what I got from reading the Al Franken book.