Friday, August 12, 2005

Marines and Public Defenders - Separated at Birth?

MarinesPublic Defenders
Need to be a bit crazy to sign up Need to be a bit crazy to sign up
As the red-headed stepchildren of the military, called on to do twice as much with half the resourcesAs the red-headed stepchildren of the Justice system, called on do twice as much with half the resources
Support and defend the Constitution against foreign enemiesSupport and defend the Constitution against domestic enemies
Get attacked by foreign citizens for supporting and defending the ConstitutionGet attacked by domestic citizens for supporting and defending the Constitution
Have shorter OODA Loops than anyone elseWouldn't know an OODA Loop from a Fruit Loop - but still have shorter OODA loops than anyone else
Bad day: you or one of your Marines gets killedBad day: one of your clients gets killed
In order of importance, need: Strong Body, Strong Spirit, Strong MindIn order of importance, need: Strong Mind, Strong Spirit, Strong Body
If you're not called to be a Marine, you probaly won't last very longIf you're not called to be a PD, you probaly won't last very long
Don't suffer fools gladlyDon't suffer fools gladly (except clients)
Often underappreciated by the people they're helpingOften underappreciated by the people they're helping
Esprit de Corps means something Esprit de Corps means something
Will drink you under the tableWill drink you under the table

Jack

3 Comments:

Blogger Gideon's Guardians said...

My first experience with trying to build a table in HTML. What a freakin' pain in the butt!

8/12/2005 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Former jarhead and a public defender. Great post.

8/13/2005 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Gideon said...

Hahahaha. Funny funny stuff! So true, though... so true.


Writing HTML code for tables sucks. It looks good, though, so the effort was worth it!

8/15/2005 12:30 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home