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Up until today, many Americans may have known that Pat Fitzgerald was a very tall man. Today they found out that he is a giant.

Of course, many of us here at the Lake have known that for quite some time.

I would like to take a moment to reflect upon what this man has accomplished through his masterful handling of both the investigation and the trial.

He has restored the faith of how many of us that THE SYSTEM CAN INDEED WORK. He has led through example, and set a standard for scrupulousness and faithfulness in office that translates to all branches of government.

He has been engaged in single combat by proxy with Dick Cheney and his proxies, been the target of countless slimes and other attempts to manipulate him into making a mistake, yet, not once has lost his temper.  Not once has he retaliated.  Unlike the Ken Starr, there were no impromptu press conferences in his driveway each morning.  There were no leaks.

There was just simple hardworking integrity and fulfillment of duty.



In rugby, the looseheadprop is the player in the front row of the scrum, who has the ability to collapse the scrum, pretty much at will and without the referee knowing who did it.
While this can give the LHP's team a great tactical advantage, it also exposes scrum players from both teams to the dangers of catastrophic spinal cord injury.
Consequently, playing this position makes you understand your responsibility to put doing the right thing ahead of winning, and to think beyond your own wants and desires. It also makes you very law and order oriented.