I didn’t know it, but Newman was the author of the Life at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center blog. Not being all that interested in Texas politics, I wasn’t a super-regular reader, but he writes well and he’s been on my Bloglines subscription list for a while now. There was a change of administration at the last election, and in typical political fashion, the purges have begun.
Newman took it like a man:
“I’ve got a meeting at 2 p.m.,” I responded. “Can you fire me earlier?”
He didn’t respond.
But when I got back to the Office from lunch, as luck would have it, he was at the elevator bank.
“Can we go ahead and get this sh*t done with now?” I asked him.
Newman is switching to the Criminal Defense Bar. If this was one of those courtroom dramas I love to read, he would end up defending an innocent client being railroaded by his former boss…and he would kick his ass.