Come, I will conceal nothing from you: when it comes to blogging, there are hassles. Nothing like dangerous hassles, or even the ones associated with ‘mere’ hard physical labor: but it’s not all beer and skittles. You have to wade through a lot of junk… and the more well-known that you are, the more junk you have to wade through. After a certain point, you get sent junk to wade through – and you have to be polite about it, too.
Still, there are news stories that make up for the hassles. One of these was in 2009, when I woke up to discover that the NJ Hudson County Democratic party had just been thrown into jail – and it just kept getting better. It is a glorious day for partisan political blogging when one discovers that “human organ trafficking” is an actual charge on the rap sheet associated with one’s political opponents. The posts write themselves.
All of which is why I’m making The Jersey Sting: A True Story of Crooked Pols, Money-Laundering Rabbis, Black Market Kidneys, and the Informant Who Brought It All Down Book of the Week. Normally, I’d shorten the title of these things to just the title, but that subtitle deserves its proper place in all of this.
And so, farewell to The Best of Randall Garrett.