In the 1990s, I was general counsel to Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer. We had been legislative colleagues for many years before that - he had chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee, I chaired the House Revenue Committee. He was a civil engineer by training and farmer by occupation, I a natural-resources attorney and rancher.
We had complementary policy expertise, liked to work and respected each other. It was a great match. On one occasion I prepared testimony for him to deliver before a