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Friday, May 04, 2007

First there was hail

Even the birds know something is happening:
It is mysteriously quiet in the hours before the other “sensible heel” drops in the case of the D.C. madam. ABC News, which was handed her phone records, is airing a report tonight on 20/20.

Since the last time we checked in, Deborah Jeane Palfrey was promising to shock Washington by exposing public figures that called her escort service and then call them to testify in her prostitution trial.

Prominent names that have emerged so far included Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias, who resigned last Friday, and Harlan Ullman, a military analyst who designed the “shock and awe” strategy.

A lawyer for Mr. Ullman said that he had no problems testifying, ABC’s investigative blog reported this afternoon in one of its many small updates on the story this week.
I'm some 3,000 miles away, but the sky is green and I saw a black SUV flying through the air. Then it set a piano down right here in the field, good as new. And the thing, whatever it is, sounds like a locomotive.

Better get under the work bench and start praying. Well, you better if you're the prominent head of a conservative Washington. D.C. think tank, or so it seems to say. Feel that little breeze just now? Ooh, it sends chills.

Namus Interruptus Update-- Names Not Worth Mentioning, ABC Decides in Escort Case:
“Our decision at the end was not to name any names,” said Brian Ross, the news correspondent who presented the segment. Mr. Ross said that the network went with a “conservative approach,” and that “based on our reporting it turned out not to be as newsworthy as we thought in terms of the names.”
So much for my happy ending. Can I at least have a burrito?

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