In John Grisham's latest, The Appeal, the hero and heroine are a small town legal team driven to the brink of bankruptcy in pursuit of a lawsuit against an evil big corporation whose evil CEO is perverting justice by hiring a murky "consultant" to place a favorable candidate on the state supreme court where the case will be appealed. I should note here that the CEO and the corporation as described in the book are evil. But Grisham would have us believe that all corporations and chief executives would be just as evil if they could get away with it.
The candidate, a "good" conservative who's unaware of the string-pulling going on in the background to get him elected, has the following thoughts while being probed by the puppeteers on his political beliefs:
Abortion? Opposed. All abortions? Opposed.This simple-minded pro-abortion argument is put forth by Grisham as if executing murderers and killing unborn babies are one and the same.
Death penalty? Very much in favor.
No one seemed to grasp the contradiction between the two.
Hey, Grisham...of what crimes have unborn fetuses been convicted? Wanker.