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Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon and Bill Clinton

You have to admire Sheila Dixon and Bill Clinton for at least one thing: cool under fire. In the middle of Monica Lewinsky (I’ve misspelled her name because I’ve forgotten her) debacle, Clinton buckled his chin strap every day and went to work. Sheila Dixon clearly has the same inner strength plugging along every day. I can’t stand her, and yet I like and admire her all at the same time.

What is funny is that I think this complete debacle with her chief of staff getting charged with hitting his ex-girlfriend is actually a good thing for her.

By the way, Wikipedia tells us Monica Lewinsky is actually out there working hard for us lawyers. She graduated from the London School of Economics (I know, insane). Her graduate thesis was titled “In Search of the Impartial Juror: An Exploration of the Third-person Effect and Pre-Trial Publicity.” I’ve read it and it is absolutely amazing. (Okay, I’m making that part up.) Even if she wrote it like John Kennedy wrote Profiles in Courage, I’m still impressed she got into the London School of Business. I really can’t imagine she got in because of her high profile history (but maybe I’m naïve).

Who knew?