Nerd Love - Patrick Fitzgerald

Thursday, December 11, 2008
I have Nerd Love for Patrick Fitzgerald.

I thought he was the cat's pyjamas when he did his number on Scooter Libby,* but his latest professional coup against Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich is making me swoon.

The tag lines on his blog include "Fighting for truth, justice and the American way," "Think globally, prosecute locally," and "Remember kids - Just say 'No Thank You' to Graft!"

So he has a sense of humor in addition to a strong moral compass.

Plus he married a Head Start teacher who was age appropriate, in spite of being identified as one of Washington's most eligible bachelors.

*sigh*

While I recognize that everyone is human and has their own clay-flavored feet, I'm going to be devastated if Mr. Fitzgerald goes the way of Eliot Spitzer. If the Chicago Tribune breaks a story about Fitzgerald's secret love nest where he keeps a pool boy/sex slave named "Alonzo" who doesn't speak English, I'm giving up all future Nerd Love for the politically active. I'll stick with scientist and policy wonk Nerd Love, who are less likely to break my cold, cynical heart.

Patrick, I know that's a lot of pressure, but with great power comes great responsibility. And I just know you understand that.


*What the hell is up with a nickname like "Scooter" for a grown man in a position of power? Scooter? Seriously?

6 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

If you can find it somewhere, Patrick Fitzgerald did a stint as the guest on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, and was good.

"Why on earth did you agree to be on our show?"
"I couldn't get tickets to see the show."

Carol Elaine said...

Michelle, I was trending towards Nerd Love for Patrick Fitzgerald for the reasons that Janiece mentioned, but your revelation just cinched it.

*swoon*

Tania said...

I was going to mention his WWDTM stint, but Michelle beat me (raises fist "DAMN YOU")

So, here's the link to the show. It's from August

Random Michelle K said...

Hey, you get the win Tania, since you have the link. :)

Steve Buchheit said...

Tania and Michelle, it's also his only major interview to date.

Random Michelle K said...

Steve--precisely. :)