Today I turned in my completed questionnaire (here is a 64-page PDF, don’t say you weren’t warned). It includes a financial statement disclosing that as a lifelong government employee, I have saved wisely enough to be worth $2.112 million.
I’m sure the jokesters will be making fun of the paper I published called "Racketeering Made Simple(r)," and the liberals will say I did all sorts of evil things, so let’s get it out of the way.
Yes, I argued that that Customs Department should be able to stop and search any boat at any time. I pleaded that the government be allowed to cut food stamp distributions without telling the recipients. I believe the Attorney General should have absolute immunity for authorizing warrantless wiretaps, and that the government should be able to regulate political discourse on public television.
But lefties, take hope.
Seton Hall has given me two awards. The first honored the spirit of Thomas More (yes, the rebel and martyr who wrote Utopia). The second was for "embracing the legacy of Peter Rodino." You remember him—he sponsored the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. And he oversaw the Nixon impeachment.
So don’t go carping. I’m a pretty swell guy.