August 22, 2004

The Adventures of Justice Boy

Well, tomorrow is the first day of my new gig working for the Dept. of Justice. Wish me luck! If someone had come to me five years ago and said, "Tom, you'll be a Civil Rights Lawyer some day soon," I'd have laughed uproariously. Not that I think there is anything inherently ridiculous in a staunch conservative practicing this kind of law. Rather, I had never dreamed that I would ever become a Gen-U-Ine Beltway Lawyer, and a Gov'mint one to boot. (I keep an active membership in the Virginia Bar, much to the annoyance of the Missus, largely because I am not yet psychologically prepared to admit that I have become assimilated by the Beltway Borg. This gets to be an issue round about October, when I am frantically cramming in Continueing Legal Education hours in order to make Virginia's yearly requirement.)

Anyway, I thought it would be entertaining for our readers if I instigated a new category of posts. I'm calling it The Adventures of Justice Boy. Obviously, I can't go on in detail about the cases I have to deal with. But I thought it might be amusing to the three or four of you who read this site if I tracked the day to day biffing that is working for Uncle. (Ten points to anyone who gets the literary allusion.)

Although I am going to be tied up in orientation for the next couple days and posting might be a bit lite, I will try very hard to keep you abreast of what's going on. Just think of me as a Llama Explorer sending back dispatches from terra incognita. I'll try to make them as interesting and entertaining as possible.

Posted by Robert at August 22, 2004 10:08 PM | TrackBack

What were the odds? About the same as the US Heavy 8 getting open water on the krauts, aussies, and canadians in the first 1000 then holding on for a massive sprint to win the first gold since Tokyo.....oh wait, that happenned too!

Needless to say, both Mrs. Llama and I are totally thrilled! And tell the Butcher's Wife that I will call her back asap.

Posted by: Steve the Llamabutcher at August 22, 2004 10:24 PM

I do believe you refer to Death of a Salesman, correct? If so, this is a fabulous coincidence, because I just read that play today. Who'da thunk it?

Posted by: Denise at August 23, 2004 03:37 AM

literary allusion..."Tom" and later "Uncle", could it be Harriet Beecher Stowe? Please, tell me its not, sensitive liberal antennae are getting twisted in a bunch, I'll have to drive to our church parking lot and count the Lexuses to calm myself...

Posted by: Mrs. Friend at August 23, 2004 07:59 AM

Ai! I actually had not been thinking literary allusions. I can only conclude that they were subliminal which means, according to these comments, that I'm a well-read bigot and there's nothing can be done about it. Sigh. And talk about the fox in charge of the hen-house!

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at August 23, 2004 05:02 PM
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