Aspirants to the office of United States Attorney don’t openly campaign for it. That’s unseemly.
Mob boss Carlos Marcello. Wikimedia
It’s transition time at the local U.S. attorney’s office, now that Jim Letten, the nation’s longest-serving federal prosecutor, and his top three lieutenants have retired in the wake of a scandal involving anonymous online comments.
In 2006—before the parish president’s great fall—a Carnival float depicted Broussard as Humpty Dumpty. Photo: Photo: Infrogmation (Creative Commons)
“I only pray in public,” said my friend Clint, with a sly wink, before we grilled pork steaks and watched the Saints fall to the Packers.
As I recall, the quintessential example of “chutzpah” is when a kid kills his parents over and over again but keeps expecting different results. Now…