I like and respect Illinois doctors, but increases in their insurance premiums, which some of them blame on "trial lawyers," seem to be affecting their ability to reason. Here's an actual comment from the July 25 "Sound Off" section of the Alton Telegraph, quoted here in full:
As a local physician here in Alton, I now have a new appreciation for what the Jews must have felt like in pre-war Germany. I guess the answer is, like many of them have done, is to leave the area before we get slaughtered also.
To be kind, let's just say this doctor is way too fond of over-the-top analogies. It also makes me question whether I should continue to go to doctors here in Alton, since by the logic of the comment, at least one of them considers me a Nazi. For more about the debate about medical malpractice insurance premiums, see the "Tort 'Reform'" category, as well as "Advice to Young Lawyers #10."