I note that Brendan Sullivan is serving as lawyer for Sen. Ted Stevens. Remember him (Sullivan, that is)? He’s the one who sat at Colonel North’s side, during the Iran-contra hearings. He was asked, I believe, why he was piping up so much. He answered, “I’m not a potted plant.” I have used the phrase ever since, always remembering him, crediting him . . .
One more memory: He was named ABC News’s “Person of the Week.” Peter Jennings said they wanted to give it, not to North, but to “the man by his side” — Sullivan. Do they still do Person of the Week? I haven’t watched TV news in . . . a while . . .