As a middle-aged white man, I'm very disappointed to learn that the Lafayette Symphony couldn't find at least one middle-aged white man to be a finalist for the conducting gig. I'm gonna call the DEI police and demand they investigate.

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(1). I've said it before and I'll say it again: I really doubt Cherie is going to allow Mitch to run. Particularly against Banks, who is a stunningly vile human being, and will not hesitate to encourage his supporters to beat Mitch to a bloody pulp in the run-up to the primary (figuratively, of course, although Mitch the Senate candidate will probably have to hire a security detail).

(2). I've said it before and I'll say it again: If Mitch really wanted to prove himself the bold, innovative, post-partisan genius he and his fan club have made him out to be, he'd change his party affiliation and run as a Blue Dog Democrat. That would spare the state Democratic Party the unpleasant task of conscripting a sacrificial lamb to be slaughtered in the general election (although, if history is any guide, I'm guessing David Sanders might volunteer for the gig). And I think he'd easily win as a Democrat, and thus spare himself the potential embarrassment of losing to Banks in the primary.

(3). I've said it before and I'll say it again: Bussing in jurors from Allen County for the Allen trial (oooh, weird!) seems like a terrible idea. Can't really imagine what Gull was thinking: My best guess is that she wanted to prevent herself from becoming the target of the torrent of abuse she'd probably have received from the residents of Delphi had she chosen to move the trial.

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