Yeah, but it's an opportunity for public service. Here there is a variety of experience. And if I end up being a trial lawyer for 30 years rather than 35, well, that's OK. I've regularly been involved in public affairs, but never before on a full-time basis. And I do not, repeat, do not plan to run for public office.
Just about any lawyer in private practice who had a chance to serve in high office would. If they say no, they're kidding. I'm glad of the state experience I'm getting. I've learned a great deal. It's very broadening, this insight into how government works and how people function. What makes it, them, tick. It can only make me a better man, a better lawyer - or a better public servant.