Field Of Dreams.
The one Public Defender constant besides Bennett Brummer has been his executive assistant: David Weed. Last seen handling a courtroom division when James Earl Carter was President (1976), last week in an email Bennett Brummer thanked David Weed for 32 years of service as his executive assistant.
And then he was out.
With a handshake, a pat on the back, an email, and a fairly substantial salary for a public servant, Weed has been "Weeded out" as the executive assistant to the Public Defender.
Next stop? (deep breath) "Senior Attorney supervising the Early Representation Unit for PD clients who are not in custody." (He's getting paid by the letters in his job description.) For all you new PDs in county court, let this be a lesson to you. If you work hard and try cases, and stay in the office until at least 3:00 PM, maybe someday you too can be appointed to that exalted position: " Senior Trial Attorney Supervising the ERU." That's what you went to law school for, right?
Hottest PD Rumor? Bennett Brummer is out, but just how far is he out? Not that far. Maybe. The PDs are buzzing over the rumor that Brummer will be renting office space on 14th Avenue and will be hired by PD office as a "consultant."
Your tax dollars at work. Maybe.
5TH DCA TO CRIST: DROP DEAD.
Ohhh we have a good old southern brouhaha here in Florida. You will remember the article linked on the blog last week where Governor Crist sent the list of nominees for a spot on the 5th DCA back to the JNC. JNC Chairman James Fallace has sent the same list back to Crist. The article is here.
We had a nice bounce back yesterday winning the Titans over the Brownies (+125); The Giants/Eagles Under 44.5 (an easy +200); the Dolphins +1 (+100) and the Under 42 Steelers/Cowpokes (+200) for a whopping +625. We lost our Pack over the Texans for a -165 for a total on the day of +460 and a season total of 839. Nice piece of change for a days work.
PS. It was 59 degrees at 5:00 AM this morning.
See you in court wearing my sweater.