by Max Brantley
Y'all take it. It's about 90 degrees in sunny Southern California and time for a nap. We spent the day touring the fascinating historic center of Pasadena where, in one of those tiny world episodes, we ran into the nearly grown daughter of a dear departed friend in a bookstore. We had last seen her nearly13 years ago. A handful in Arkansas blogland will remember her mother, Bess Osenbaugh, a former law faculty member at UA and, for a time, a top Justice Department official in the early days of the Clinton administration. There was integrity in the Justice Department in those days. Bess died of cancer while solicitor general of Iowa.