pdJohn Oliver, much like the other liberal commentators on Comedy Central and HBO, seem to just get it. Kudos. Here’s a great video about Public Defenders (and how they are underpaid, overworked, and — sadly — can’t effectively do their jobs in light of being underpaid and overworked). I just figured that, as a former member of the state and federal Public Defenders in San Diego, I’d give a shout-out.