Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Fall of Claude Allen

Caught red-handed (on store cameras) in a long pattern of criminality, El Presidente's domestic policy advisor Claude Allen denies the charges and blames it all on "a mix-up concerning his credit card."

This is in the best tradition of morally superior Republican hypocrisy, as is this ... something Mr. Allen said about his decision to register years ago as a Republican: "I realized after the fact that I agree more with the Republican Party platform, that it talked about independence, that it talked about individual responsibility, individual rights, it talked about the ability to guarantee opportunities, not outcomes." (Quoted here in the NYTimes)

Blame it all on a credit card mix-up -- that's taking "individual responsibility"! And obviously a well-stocked Target store is a "guaranteed opportunity," no?

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