Last night I had the opportunity to attend a reception for Senator-elect Ted Cruz, about whom Kent and I blogged. Ted had all his usual energy and enthusiasm. He has not forgotten the values that brought him to public service, and will be an outstanding Senator and fighter for issues that matter to C&C and its readers. He is an exceptionally bright and accomplished person I have had the pleasure of knowing for more than 20 years.
I also had the opportunity to talk to Ted's new colleague, senior Texas Senator John Cornyn. He tells me that there is a good chance Ted will wind up serving with him on the Judiciary Committee, which would an extra helping of good news. This is especially true since Patrick Leahy will be returning as Chairman.
Ted is charismatic as well as learned, and connects with people. I predict he'll have a future in national politics, a future that, fortunately for the country, begins with his Senate swearing-in today.