Judge Wilson Never Saw a Purple Cow
He never hoped to see one But in this ruling anyhow He’ rather see than be one With a proper nod toward poet Gelett Burgess, a Purple Cow is a metaphor for something that is out of the ordinary, something remarkable. Today, too many people conform, and many do not want to take a chance and be that Purple Cow, to stand out from the rest.
The opioid pandemic is a purple cow
And Pete Wilson took forty-five pages to weasel his way to letting the pharmaceutical industry have its way with Lady Justice in a back-alley.
In a ruling issued late Monday, Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson found the companies, including Johnson & Johnson, aren't "legally liable" for the opioid crisis. It wasn’t what I would term a superior ruling but, in the modern style of superior judgemanship, another tree in the forest of ethical rulings just fell.
Whump! That’s a lot of metaphor in a relatively short couple of paragraphs of text, but we’re living in political and social times when figures of spe…