The REGJB is closed this morning as protestors have announced their intention to protest in front of the courthouse. The Judges' parking lot is closed. The valets have left. The few intrepid workers who wear black robes fled quicker than being at a table at Joes when the cheque arrives.
The streets are closed off. The feeling is edgy.
It is April 30, 1975 Saigon. (For those judges who read the blog and were born in the 1980s, this refers to the inglorious end of the Vietnam War. Vietnam is a country in Asia where we fought a war and lost because of the same dominoes old men play on Calle Ocho. Really. Just Google Domino theory).
If ever there was a time of the moment meeting the woman it is now.
Our State Attorney could show up with hundreds of bottles of cold water for the protestors. She could meet with them and talk with them and let them know they are being heard. She could invite some of them to meet with her regularly. She could give them her cell phone and her email and stay in touch with them.
Ahhh, we can dream, but who are we talking about?
Someone who has shown herself so far to be as tone deaf as President Trump trashing a Gold Star family.
Someone who sends out newsletters in May that are so out of touch with reality that ...we are struggling for a simile here...it's like tweeting "business as usual" just before Covid 19 shut down the world. It's like being inaugurated the Governor of Alabama and saying in your inauguration speech "I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
We hope it is not personal. We hope this is not stubborness. We hope our State Attorney is not drawing a line and refusing to acknowledge the protestors because we are pushing her. We hope she is bigger than that.
"Kathy, I'm not good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of two little people do not amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. Here's looking at you kid."
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