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August 15, 2014
Posted at 11:39 am
 

Chapter 10

More on the Carl for President front again. A sharp reader pointed out the last sentence in the 12th Amendment: "But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States." If the 22nd makes Carl ineligible to run again, then the 12th means he can't sneak in another way. Time to get the constitutional lawyers involved! Sounds like a case for the Supreme Court!

Speaking of which, there's another suggestion for Carl - Do a Taft and serve on the Supreme Court. There is no requirement that you have to be a lawyer to be a judge. In fact many, if not most, small town judges and justices of the peace are not lawyers. It won't be happening, but it's a fascinating idea! Could you imagine the carnage and uproar that would cause?

Quick story note - After I uploaded Chapter 8, I realized just how long it was compared to the other chapters. I split the chapter into two chapters and replaced it online. That makes the epilogue 11 chapters long, not 10. I will also have to update the online book. For those who bought it, don't worry. Not one thing has been deleted.

On the publishing front, interesting news. For those who don't want to use lulu, A Fresh Start just showed up on Kindle/Amazon. Search under the name Rollie Lawson. It is also on the iBookstore, but I am not Apple-literate, don't have a reader/tablet, and have no idea how that works. One request - if you liked the story, put a positive review up. It can't hurt, and maybe somebody who has never run across the story will read it. (Just leave out how it is on SOL.) Thanks.

I also looked at the lulu.com instructions on printing the story as a paperback. In the standard 6"x9" US paperback format, the story is over 2,800 pages long! It ended up almost 1.2 million words long, twice as long as War and Peace! I would really have to think twice about doing this as a printed story. The price would skyrocket.

And a final note - I have come up with an idea for a new story. I don't want to give any details, but I am looking for some assistance. If you are a police officer, preferably a Southern police officer, let me know. I have some questions. Thanks.

rlfj