My Brief State Department Career

My Brief State Department Career

It lasted about 60 minutes. 75 minutes, max.

The photo is from late 1988 or early 1989. The State Department had a program that brought in some outside speaker once a month. I was there to whup up on the World Bank, a favorite target of mine in those years.

The photo looks like I am waiting with a lawyer before going to make a plea bargain before a judge. The lawyer is practically rolling his eyes, wondering if the judge will swallow the line of bull I was preparing to proffer.


3 Responses to My Brief State Department Career

  1. Jim March 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    I posted this on Facebook; following is a lively exchange with philosophy author Quee Nelson:

    Quee Nelson: My comment exactly.

    Jim Bovard: One thing I learned in Boy Scouts was that if you wear a coat and tie in court, you get a lighter sentence.

    Quee Nelson: That’s one of many things that makes it a very educational organization.

    Jim Bovard: Luckily, I haven’t worn any neckerchiefs since then.

    Quee Nelson: One never really should.

    Jim Bovard: It raises suspicions that
    someone is trying to hide rope marks.

  2. Bart Frazier March 8, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    I dig the pinstripes.

  3. Jim March 8, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    They go well with my railroad engineer’s cap.