Thursday, January 5, 2012

In Memory of Sonny Bono, M.C.....

My facebook friend Geri Gillespie notes that today is the 14th anniversary of the sad and sudden death of the great Sonny Bono.

The M.C. above refers to two of his three great roles in life: both Member of Congress, and prior to that, Master of Ceremonies of the Sonny and Cher show in the early 1970s. (The third being successful business entrepreneur, restauranteur, and capitalist.)

I was working on Capitol Hill when he died. He was mourned on both sides of the aisle. Had he been alive just a year later (when the whole Monica scandal, er, went down) he might have changed history and avoided a costly mistake by the GOP. (I would have *loved* to have heard him question Clinton on the scandal!....)

A memorial park was built to his memory--across the street from my first law office in DC. The building you see in the background, 1330 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036, contains the office of Irena Karpinski, Esq., my first mentor.

Anyway. He is missed.

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