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What’s Beau going to do?

November 12, 2006

Hey Beau, why the long face?In conversation last night, speculation about what Beau is going to do with his newly-won office was discussed. Let me make one thing clear: I don’t think Beau is going to be a fuck-up as the AG, even though Ferris Wharton was very much the better man for the job. I still wonder how the GOP screwed up getting elected such an obviously perfect candidate for the job, but that’s neither here nor there. I’m talking about Beau.

I predict that Beau will create exactly one of his task groups: the child predator unit. He’s going to need that one victory, because it will quickly become clear to him that the budget won’t have room for the changes he wants to make. It will be easy enough since he can simply name 3 or 4 people from the current sex predators unit, say that they are the Child Predators Task Force, and their jobs will really be no different. Nothing has changed and Beau has “innovated”. I also think that the prosecutors on the street will go through significant changes before that is enacted as well. It will likely turn out to be no more than Ferris Wharton’s idea of having criminals assigned to a certain prosecutor, and as Dana Garrett has speculated, regular meetings with law enforcement officials. In fact, I would imagine that Beau will be borrowing heavily from for Ferris’ experience and ideas when his ideas to throw the AGs office upside-down fall through.

And where will Ferris be? I imagine that he will retain his current job, to share with his co-workers his years of experience and wisdom. Think about it; he only ran because he thought the position needed someone more experienced than Beau. He ran for the office out of a sense of responsibility. Ferris is also not a politician, which mean that he will be able suck up his defeat and mentor Beau through his few years as the Attorney General. His sense of responsibility and work ethic will dictate no less.

*Photo courtesy of the Delaware NewsJournal

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2006 3:26 pm

    The entire premise of Beau’s community prosecutors unit is that it will enable police officers and prosecutors to get acquainted and work together to stop criminals early in their careers before they commit serious crimes.

    The notion is laughable to anyone associated w/ this business because cops & prosecutors already know each other well because of the size of Delaware. I don’t know how many times I’ve witnessed the same cops working w/ the same prosecutors and greet each other using their first names.

    Nothing has to change for community prosecution to occur now.

  2. November 12, 2006 5:07 pm

    Yet another thing that already exists under the public radar and Beau can bring to light as his own. I love it!

  3. happycon permalink
    November 15, 2006 12:41 am

    I’m sure he will find room in the budget for a press secretary…

  4. November 20, 2006 5:09 am

    Ferris will probably leave his white-collar criminal defense position at Fox Rothschild and go back to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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