SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Saturday, July 10, 2004

FOND FAREWELL TO MY PREDECESSOR, PIPER. Last night was a bash in honor of Greg Piper of The Smoking Room. He now departs to bigger and better things in DC. Today he may be hungover, but he has an excellent post about it on his blog.

Since I'll be moving into his old room and since Western Washington will be deprived of one its most consistent bloggers, I suppose I'll have to pick some slack on this much-neglected blog.

(Everett, WA)

Friday, July 09, 2004

JENNA BUSH, WILL YOU MARRY ME? She's Texan--and they're almost always friendly; she's a from a great family; and she's got style! What else could a man ask for?

[Thanks to Drudge for the item.]

(Everett, WA)

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

JUDGE CHARLES FRENCH, RIP

(Downtown Seattle, WA)

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

WE CAN'T AFFORD GREGOIRE GOOD DEALS. A fine editorial in today's Seattle P-I points out the absurdity of Attorney General and Gubernatorial candidate Christine Gregoire's claim that the settlement in the Christine Capps' case was a "good deal" for the taxpayers.

I, for one, am a taxpayer who think's that her assessment couldn't be further from the truth. One might surmise that Gregoire is projecting onto this settlement her own sense of relief, for this settlement might be a "good deal" for her. The electorate and members of the press have been hammering her for costing the state millions by failing to file an appeal before the appropriate deadline and compounding the problem with an independent/non-independent investigation, followed by the scapegoating of Capps. Gregoire might very well be hoping that the fallout from her most recent (botched) mop-up operation will finally be over. I think voters will remember this.

The last thing Washington State needs is a Governor with Gregiore's sense of a "good deal."

(Everett, WA)
TUESDAY TIMES' LETTER TO THE EDITOR. The Seattle Times has posted my letter to the editor concerning Bruce Ramsey's recent column about Deborah Senn, her ruthless pursuit of the State Attorney General's Office, and the likely dire consequences. I mentioned the column in a recent post.

(Downtown Seattle, WA)

Sunday, July 04, 2004

HISTORY LAYED BARE...(CRINGE) The morning got off to a slow start, as I first became engaged in a C-SPAN televised program about Alexander Hamilton & liberty. As fascinating as it was, I switched over to C-SPAN2 to find historian Forrest McDonald on Booknotes. I was hooked for the next hour.

However, I did have to get over Prof. McDonald's funny yet slightly disturbing revelation that he writes in the nude. Hmmm. At this point in my young life I've enjoyed two of his books without that profound insight. Fortunately, his stellar work is interesting and egaging enough that I feel confident that I will be able to read some of his other works in the future without getting a visual of a prominent yet elderly man composing in his natural state.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

(Everett, WA)