Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lake Basebegone Update – Feb 3, 2010

I confess that though I was up and around, I wasn’t exactly bright and bushy-tailed at 5:30 this morning.  None-the-less, I believe I heard a brief report on Channel 6 that condensed the update posted yesterday into a statement that F. Lee Bailey would be taking over as head of Oxford Aviation, and that his leadership would mean “even more” job potential for BNAS redevelopment.

I suppose we should be pleased to have a celebrity lawyer who has a local island named for him offering his services to the good taxpayers of Maine.  It seems appropriate to review his qualifications for the uninitiated, since we can expect to see more of him in the area, and in particular, pleading his case for speculation with investment of taxpayer funds along with granting of access to the plum property on the base.

Before beginning, it seems we’re left to assume that any previously rumored Bailey connection with John RIchardson’s campaign for governor is out the window.  Right???

Moving on, here’s the early Bailey on a classic TV talk show in the 60’s:

In mid-career, Bailey found himself prominently advocating for another flier:

So renowned is the good counselor, soon to be Czar of Hangar 6 on BNAS, that he has been the inspiration for a Broadway tribute:

Does this mean that Hangar 6 will end up being known at “The Big Top” in local legend?  All I can say to Tony at the Deli of that name on Maine Street is that if you got a problem with that, you better get yourself one hell of a lawyer!

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