No wonder Alan Rosenberg's rejected restraining-order appeal yesterday included a few errors: Any lawyer moving to SAG squabbles from a career in right-wing crisis management would encounter a severe learning curve at some point.

THR Esq. passes along word that the embattled SAG president recruited attorney Eric George to lead his ugly courtroom battle for union control. And why not? George has counseled no less than George W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Utah senator Orrin Hatch through various legal straits, even working on ex-Justice Department lawyer John Yoo's behalf when a former terror suspect sued him for legal opinions allegedly authorizing torture.

Brilliant move, Rosenberg. Justine Bateman is going to feel so betrayed.