Notes: Dick Cheney blames trial lawyers for everything from the economy to the three hurricanes that hit Florida this year. Of course it's trial lawyers who sue his buddies in corporate America for injuries to employees and injuries from faulty products. Moreover, big business is a major contributor to the Republican party and its candidates.

But there's another reason. Trial lawyers are a major contributor to the Democratic party and its candidates. Karl Rove wants to dry up that Democratic money source. The way to do it is to legislate away legal recoveries and thus legal fees through lawsuit reform laws. If the trial lawyers don't make any money, a major Democratic money source is dried up.

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