Saturday, September 22, 2012

Twice Upon A Time In The West....

I have said it in this space previously and - in homage to my oldest sib Bill recovering from ankle reconstruction surgery - I adroitly hop atop my soapbox this morning to say it yet again:  if the people of Michigan do not need Bridget Mary McCormack to be a Justice on the Michigan Supreme Court then they are the luckiest people I know.  They are the luckiest people I know for they clearly reside in that one very special place where we all wish we could live:  The place where everything is perfect just as it is. 

Presuming that unlikely scenario to be accurate, might I suggest to the Governor that once the Detroit Tigers are officially eliminated from playoff contention Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera be dispatched - along with their teammates - to protect Michigan's borders from a sudden influx of wanna-be residents.  For if your state is such a paradise now that you can do just fine - thank you very much - without the talents and the intellect of Dean McCormack joining the ranks of the Supremes, then my to-do list tomorrow consists of but three things:  (1) buy Winnebago; (2) pack said Winnebago with all my earthly possessions; and (3) head west to the Great Lakes State.   

Here is all one really needs to know about Bridget (although her C.V. is so incredibly impressive you might want to spend the several minutes needed to digest all she has done and continues to do):  She is a lawyer who gives lawyers a good name.  You think that is easy to do?  That was a rhetorical question.  You need not sit in front of your computer shaking your head vigorously back and forth....OK, please stop now. 

Elections are not won on merit alone.  If you have lived through the past 30+ years of Presidential politics then you know the truth of that statement.  Being the person most capable of doing the most good for the most people is of little moment if those people do not know who you are or how to vote for you.  Every now and again, you need to shake things up a bit to ensure that those who you pledge to serve know who you are and the depth of your commitment.  And when the need for a good shake arises, it is nice to have friends - and in Bridget's case a sister (a sister whose portrayal of a Deputy U.S. Marshal for five seasons on "In Plain Sight" was well received by those in the USMS - I have a guy on the inside who tells me such things) - in high places.  Even if that "high" place is located not very far at all above sea level....


Good people of Michigan need not take the word of a troupe of talented thespians - even if they have reunited for the best political spot I have ever seen - nor the word of an old friend from a lifetime ago and half a continent away about Bridget Mary McCormack.  She is her own best salesperson.  Consistency is a hallmark of the truth.  Consistency is an exceptionally useful way in which to measure one's character.  And when consistency is coupled with excellence, its appeal is self-evident....  


-AK

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