For instance, there was the time Sheldon Silver won the William M. Bulger Excellence in State Leadership Award. Silver, Bulger, Silver, Bulger … double-barreled … er … Excellence! Two fine gentlemen, the two fine civil servants… and in the case of Bulger an academic servant too! The world’s most incurious university president!
And one of them got a civic leadership award from the other one.
That was a beautiful convergence.
Here’s another one: Green, Milken.
Several years ago, Green gave a paper at a conference sponsored by one of America’s most famous financial criminals, Michael Milken.
So Green, Milken… Another great convergence.