As most honest columnists will tell you, we often look upon editors with
a wary eye, always worried that our perfect work will be desecrated by
forces from above. Having noted this, it a perfect moment to express my
respect and admiration for Mike Laws, a talented and extraordinary
gentleman and editor I have worked closely with in recent years in my
roles as columnist and Pundits Blogger here at The Hill. As most of
you know, this is Mike's last day as he moves to greater heights in his
education and career, which are destined to take him to even
greater achievements going forward.
Mike's editing has been superb, his professionalism has been first-rate, and his friendship has been and will be greatly valued. It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with Mike, even if his taste in baseball teams (his beloved Orioles, always battling with my beloved Yankees) leaves a little to be desired.