This column was published in the January 31, 2020 edition of the Tennessean, and is republished with the permission of the Tennessean.
At long last, the return of decade with a name!
Each year I write a Christmas column. This year, however, I decided to ask an old friend to step in as a guest columnist. He actually wrote this several years ago as an introduction to my book “Some Assembly Required: A Daddy’s Christmas Book." Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
It's one of the oldest adages in politics: The American people do not turn their attention to a Presidential election until the completion of the World Series. But there are two World Series (and two Halloweens) to be played before the 2020 Presidential election, and the compaigns are going full blast 24/7.
I am a lawyer who does not play one on TV. But I became a lawyer because when I was a boy I was inspired by TV lawyers.
The first lawyer I ever met was Perry Mason. He came into my home when I was six years old, appearing in black and white on the TV screen in my family’s living room. Perry was a phenomenal criminal defense lawyer who had two remarkable qualities. First, he always represented innocent clients. Second, he always won. And Perry didn’t just win. He won big.