Anyone remember Crocodile Rock? Elton John? All that "hopping and bopping"?
When I heard that James Bopp Jr and Senator Mike Lee were coming to Europe, I swear that "bopping" was the first word that came to my mind. Go look it up on-line - the term has a long and venerable history. Really. And something tells me that James Bopp Jr has probably been hearing jokes about his name all his life. But hell, folks, it could have been worse: Citizens United, anyone?
No offense whatsoever to that distinguished gentleman who has taken on (much to our relief and joy) the sisyphean task of fighting FATCA in the US. Qui aime bien châtie bien.
On Monday, October 6, he will be in Paris with Senator Mike Lee for an information session at Reid Hall. The event is being sponsored by Republican Overseas and the Association of Americans Resident Overseas. I think we all be fools to miss it. I have my ticket and if you want to attend too, best to order yours today. I hear that it is almost sold out. I hope to see you there bright and early Monday morning.
For a quick preview of their case to repeal FATCA, Republicans Overseas Hong Kong has released this short video. It's quite good (and distressingly accurate).