Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #183
…we sent in the Florida National Guard, in anticipation of Hank Blount pulling some monkey business…
“I trust those people,” President Roosevelt tells his Attorney General, Charles Bonaparte, the great-nephew of Napoleon I, of a family of lawyers predating the “Little Corporal”, “and if what they write about this Blount character is true, I am going to make this the last trust I bust!”
“You will have to stand in line, sir. We’ve had our eye on him for years, but we did not know how to go about nailing him to the wall, without completely shutting down his town… his town, boy doesn’t that sound strange? We are lucky he didn’t try to secede, creating his own principality.”
“Oh, my no, Bonaparte. We would have resurrected your uncle Napoleon, if we had to. Bully, I say! Or how does a Rough Rider reunion sound? Can you see 100 fifty year olds storming into that dictator’s town?”
“National Guard you say… without my authorization? I’m not too thrilled with this lame duck thing.”
“Please don’t be upset, Teddy. You were out West, in the wilderness somewhere, when Pearson warned us about the article. We had to move and the Vice-president signed off on our plan.”
“You speak as if we were successful,” the leader debriefs.
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation? Bully. Not a year old and already on the job. They will be a crime fighter’s best friend, just you wait!”
“No more escaping justice because of laws that vary from state to state.” Charles Bonaparte is a lame duck himself, but he can be proud that the F.B.I. is created under his watch as the nation’s number one lawyer.
At the end of the first quarter of 1909:
Blountstown is no longer Blount’s town.
William Howard Taft is President.
Theodore Roosevelt hunts big game in Africa.