Saturday, September 05, 2009

A Rake's Regress

My favorite magazine, Weekly Standard, wasted half its pages of the September 7, 2009 issue on a proven-corrupt, convicted politician - Marion Barry ex-mayor of Washington, D.C. He is interesting only if you like corrupt politicians or live, breath and die inside the Beltway. He makes no difference. If he were president or senate majority leader or a rising senator he would matter; he doesn't. They title the article A Rake's Progress. But in 14 pages of detail he has made no progress. Except that he speaks a tiny, hard-fought, bit of truth. That's news worthy of coverage to the Beltway insiders. Stay inside the Beltway, Fred Barnes, Bill Kristol, Matt Labash and your Weekly Standard. We don't live there.

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