• Susan Seligson

    Susan Seligson has written for many publications and websites, including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Yankee, Outside, Redbook, the Times of London, Salon.com, Radar.com, and Nerve.com. Profile

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There are 3 comments on When the Mighty Fall, They Call Judy

  1. Wouldn’t it be better for society if CEOs and politicians had their careers damaged by major blunders?

    I understand how the CEO or politician wants to avoid the consequences, but as with the politicians who talked about rape this past election cycle, aren’t we as a society better off when they recieve just punishment for their bad behaviour?

    In the article, Judy Smith is quoted as saying she likes ‘helping people’ – but it seems to me she is helping herself and her clients by defending them at the expense of people who have a legitimate grievance over the clients actions or statements.

  2. Sad story. Judy took money to go after Anita Hill and Caroline Kennedy. She busted out, then went to Hollywood. It should have been a great second act. But the only client she can get is Jill Kelley??? The bit about having 20 employees? Priceless.

  3. I love Scandal, even though Olivia Pope is becoming more morally ambiguous. Her job has been around for as long as people have had power. Yes, it would be “better” if people were hurt by bad judgement, but some misdeeds are human failings. A person who runs a company who does some deviant sexual behavior may be a bad spouse, but not a bad manager. We once kept those separate.

    The problem we have with our leaders is we expect them to be more perfect than we are. It’s admirable, but as long as we have leaders who are human, we’ll have imperfect leaders.

    If someone mismanages a company, that person should be held publicly accountable to the company; politicians who abuse power should not have that power given to them by the people. However, when so much of electing our representatives revolves around their so-called moral character, we get what we deserve, which is not always what we want.

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