Asbestos lawsuit trial lawyer Fred Baron of Dallas might wish he has some of that magic material, given the heat he’s getting for paying hush-money, er “assistance” to liberal former senator/presidential candidate John Edwards’ mistress. It’s unclear how much he paid out, but he has been on the chief underwriters of the left in Texas — spending $1.82 million in this election season alone.

According to Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Baron’s crusade against asbestos bankrupted 70 companies, trading on clients who didn’t have any “discernible health impairments.”

It’s pretty clear Baron has a few moral impairments. But I did already mention he was a trial lawyer.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."