Hector Flores (former hot shot federal PD, and now in private practice, and the husband of blog favourite Judge Mary Barzee to boot) now takes over as President for the next year.
Awards were given. Speeches were made. It's a good organization and if you haven't joined (and aren't a prosecutor) you should.
We would have been there, except we were drinking some exceptional Kentucky Burbon.
Jack Kemp, Republican luminary, who was notable for his embracing supply side economics and for promoting the Republican Party (as the Party of Lincoln he liked to say) to embrace minorities, has passed away. Sad to note that at this point, both of Mr. Kemp's major causes have not been successful.
The Republican party is disintegrating. It has imploded upon itself in a orgy of hate and bitterness. Arlen Spector was one of the last gentlemen senators who came from a time when working with politicians across the aisle was not cause or being thrown out of your party. About the only one left is John McCain, and when he goes, the party will be a marginalized group of religious conservatives.
Plus, right now they are just having a run of extraordinary bad luck. It was the Republicans who screamed and yelled a few weeks ago until Obama removed 850 from the stimulus package that was designated for enhancing the response to a Flu Pandemic. Ouch.
See you in court tomorrow, and please wash your hands first.