As this article shows, so-called tort reform (a move to shield businesses from consumer lawsuits or doctors for being held liable for medical mistakes) was always about reducing exposure, not about the law. The head of a major tort reform organization just brought a pretty baseless class action out of pique over a towed car. He even sued under Section 17200 of the California Bus & Prof code, which was the subject of a major reform effort he led (Prop 64) to take away a consumer's right to sue when companies break consumer protection laws. This is just typical. My lawsuit is about justice, yours is frivolous. My incumbent should be re-elected, yours should be termed out. I could go on and on. It's not just about hypocrisy, although that is real enough. I am reminded of the line from Lawrence of Arabia where the French ambassador says that "a man who lies to others has merely misplaced the truth; a man who lies to himself has forgotten where he put it."