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Disney Returns Fire, Yet Again, In Its Pissing Match with Ron DeSantis

There are certain entities you just don't mess with. For example, former Indian Army Chief of Staff Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw once observed that: "If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha." So, we'd say the Gurkhas are probably best left alone, if you know what's good for you. Same thing with Mossad, the Israeli Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations. If you trust Jim Croce's judgment, then Big Jim Walker is also on the list. And definitely, you don't mess with the Mouse.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) clearly did not learn this lesson, because he just won't drop his war against Disney. After he got outmaneuvered on the Reedy Creek Improvement District matter, the Governor used his ability to command the state legislature to do his bidding in order to get legislation passed that attempts to reverse Disney's actions. They've filed suit, arguing that he's abusing his power in retaliatory fashion. They've got pretty good evidence for this, since in the book he just published, DeSantis brags about how awesome he is because he's using his powers to punish Disney. This may play well with some anti-woke voters, but it's not likely to play well with a judge or a jury.

Yesterday, Disney amended its filing against DeSantis, adding more verbiage about how this is a targeted campaign of harassment and vengeance. In other words, the company is pulling out all the stops. One can scarcely imagine a more foolish, more clumsy abuse of power than we are seeing here. Given that DeSantis is clearly unable to back down, his only hope here would seem to be that the lawsuit drags out until such point that it's no longer his responsibility. That would be a pretty long-running suit, however, particularly since we may well be entering into summary judgment territory here. (Z)

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