Anyone else find it kind of ironic? weird? amusing? that right-wing, anti-government fanatic Ken Cuccinelli finds today’s ruling by a panel of judges — ALL appointed by Republican President George W. Bush (see blockquote below) — an example of “abuse” of “government power?” Whatever else you think about this ruling, and about the name of the Washington NFL team, the LAST thing this involves is an “abuse” of “government power.” If anything, you’d think Cooch would be upset about the fact that the government has the power in the first place to grant patents and trademarks. Or maybe he should be upset about the anti-capitalist monopoly power granted to the NFL, its “communistic” (as Cooch might call it) revenue sharing, etc? Nah, so much more fun for a right wingnut like Cooch to rail about “political correctness” or whatever.
Can you imagine if the team’s name was disparaging to white people, Christians, Republicans, Tea Partiers (e.g., how about the “Washington Teabaggers” as a substitute name?)? What would Cooch’s reaction be then? LOL
The ruling was written by Administrative Trademark Judge Karen Kuhlke. Also on the panel were Judge Peter W. Cataldo and Judge Marc A. Bergsman. All three judges were appointed during the administration of former President George W. Bush.