You would think that things could not get much worse for Governor Soprano these days. Here is a many who has been abandoned by virtually everyone connected with his political career. Both the President of the United States and Rush Limbaugh have called him a disgrace and a crook (and to get the two of them on the same side these days is quite an achievement).
With all due respect to our readers from Chicago, that is not exactly a city associated with clean and above-board politics and even they think he needs to go. Pretty much the only people to side with him are his wife and his lawyer.
Well, until now.
Word is coming out that his lead attorney, the ever-entertaining (if ethically challenged) Ed Genson has decided to quit the case.
“I never require a client to do what I say but I do require them to at least listen to what I say. … I wish the governor good luck and godspeed,” Genson said in brief remarks to reporters.”
Now, as some of you may know, I am also an attorney and, while I do not do criminal defense work, I do know that it is a pretty serious step for an attorney to quit his client. There are legal and ethical rules that pretty much require the attorney to conclude it would be more unethical to quit then to remain on the job.
Admittedly the case has not gone to trial yet, so Genson does have a little more wiggle room right now. But I would think most attorneys who hear about this would conclude there is something pretty bad out there (even worse than what we have already heard).