Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Chief versus the King of Pop

Back in the mid-80s, Michael Jackson was the hottest star in the world. As such, politicians and their handlers all wanted to rub up on him and hope a little of that heat would stick to them. No one was immune, not even President Regan and his handlers.

So while lots of folks were blinded by Michael's celebrity light, there was one man who donned cataract glasses and refused to pilot the Chief Executive into the sun. That man was our Chief Justice John Roberts.

Roberts was an associate White House counsel who shot down several attempts by White House staffers to tie the President to some Jackson publicity. I guess the Chief wasn't a big fan. Rumor has it, he was a Jermaine Jackson guy...

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