FRED THOMPSON: Lobbyist for Libya? That’s not going to burnish his resume.

The counterargument — that lawyers often represent unpopular or even evil clients — doesn’t really fly here. We want unpopular or even evil people to have good representation in court. But does that principle extend to lobbying? I don’t think so.

UPDATE: My mistake. Going to the actual story it seems that Thompson was, in fact, working as a criminal defense lawyer — well, actually advising his law partner who was working on the defense — not as a lobbyist.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Rob Port thinks I’ve been snookered.