Twenty-four hours after I praised Verizon for competing on features and price, and not with lawyers and lobbyists, the WSJ runs a story that says Verizon’s suing to keep the creditors from reanimating the corpse of MCI.

I commented on Verizon’s whingeing about this earlier, but it turns out they’re deadly serious. They’ve hired a former Attorney General to drive a stake through the heart of the the undead long distance company. They’ve enlisted a posse of state attorneys general — who should be looking out after the interest of consumers, not monopolists.