Wanderer, in saying that "no ethical lawyer would just..." I was making the point that no lawyer would make up a story for his client etc., not that they wouldn't advise and compose the afadavit. I thought I made that clear, but apparantly not, unless you support perjury which I'm sure you don't.
More importantly though you do understand the difference between the lawyer example and the letter of reccomendation, right? They're not at all the same. I've explained why multiple times and I've included others explanations, so if you're still not getting it I really just don't know what to say. These "real world" examples that have been used are just about worthless, I have no idea why people keep mentioning them.
Nah, I think it's pretty analogous, and I'm sorry you do not recognize the simple analogy. And, dude? If the real world is "worthless" to you, then that's a whole other matter. I've got a number you can call for that.