Get your calendars out and mark off Wednesday night, Feb. 6, only a month from now. If you have a scheduling conflict, cancel the other event. It doesn’t matter whether it’s life saving surgery or your daughter’s wedding, just postpone it.
This could be an opportunity of a lifetime, because yours truly will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. at the Payson Library at Pepperdine. By the way, if this talk is really more important than your daughter’s wedding, I can honestly say, “Get a life.”
Now you might be wondering why the Jewish former president of the Harvard Radcliffe Young Democratic Club and Ted Kennedy’s first summer intern is speaking at Pepperdine, a Christian bastion of conservatism. That would be a mighty thoughtful question, so come one, come all to find out the answer.
I promise you one thing—if you are not 100 percent fully satisfied with the talk, you will get a refund in full. That should be an easy promise to keep since admission is free. All you have to do is to contact Ken LaZebnik and make a reservation. Ken’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call Ken at 310 506 6785.
If you really want to know, I will be talking about the mob’s attempt to bribe me when I was mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey. It’s been a long time since I have talked about those events, but I still remember the $100,000 in small bills, the death threat, the bullet proof raincoat, the two blondes in the Oranges who could make my hair stand on end, the trial in Federal Court, and so on.
I hope to meet many of you on Feb. 6 and thank you in person for reading my column.