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2006 NLC Address - Michael Chertoff

Ron Cass: I promised Leonard Leo and Gene Meyer and Dean Reuter that I would give a serious introduction for the Secretary, although when he heard I was introducing him, he did raise the threat level to Orange. Secretary Chertoff proves that a very smart Jewish boy can grow up to be a successful lawyer. He overcame a number of obstacles in his career. It got off to a very shaky start. He attended Harvard College and then Harvard Law School. He then clerked for Justice Brennan. So, you can see, this was really going badly at the beginning....