UPDATE: THIS TIME WE MEAN IT. HE'S GONE. MUBARAK RESIGNS.
We have to admit the comments are just too funny to change the post. All in good fun. The investiture was well done, appropriate, short, and touching.
UPDATE: Marbarak has just spoken. He did not resign. He did transfer power to his VP. But he's still around. Sort of like a lesser included jury verdict. No one wins, no one is happy. Unlike a jury verdict, the situation in Egypt cannot last. The people are furious and they will not accept this compromise. The latest rumor is that the protestors will now march on the presidential palace.
The Military was prepared to run the country until elections. Mubarak has apparently lost confidence of some the military leaders. This situation is NOT stable and we could well see a coup. Stand by...(we're going for a run so we suggest you watch your favourite cable TV station for awhile. The most common question is: "how will this affect the investiture tomorrow?"
The answer is that it probably won't.)
Breaking now (Thursday afternoon). Mubarak is resigning. Egyptian Military will take over and run country until elections in September.
Milt Hirsch investiture tomorrow. Not sure of the link between these two historic events.....
Kevin Emas investiture at the 3rd DCA (motto: conveniently located in Kendall) next week. Judge Michelle Paulson-Gonzalez has her investiture March 4. Ms. MPG was the second candidate to replace a sitting judge. Initial reviews on her are positive.
It kills us to write these, but Florida Judges may be under paid as per the Orlando Sentinel.
Get drunk with a Federal Judge! Tonight at the Hyatt. DOM has all the details.
THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME????
This was the REGJB parking lot (what is commonly called "the attorney parking lot" since 99% of the cars belong to attorneys, with the rest comprised of employees in those weird medical buildings that are next to the parking lot.) Hat tip to a long time blog reader who sent us this picture.
Police cars as far as the eye can see. And with all the best spots to boot!
Can defense attorneys and police officers peacefully share a parking lot? Alex Michaels parks in the attorney lot you know.
If Israel and Egypt can have a peace treaty; If President Obama can have lunch with the Republican Leadership; "IF you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you...." ***
Something tells us the last word has not been written on this "invasion."
***IF, by Rudyard Kipling.