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Sid Vicious Turns Mushy

Given the penchant for naming airport terminals, bridges, and other public works after political figures, I always thought it would be fitting, during the Clinton years, to name a sewage treatment plant after Sid Blumenthal, otherwise known as "Sid Vicious."

Now comes news that his book on Clinton, The Clinton Wars, is soon to arrive in bookstores. According to a little squib in today’s Washington Times, it includes gems such as:

"Clinton was a man who came from nowhere; overcame all obstacles by virtue of his own intelligence, skill, and attractiveness; and then, having achieved his goal, gave in to weakness. He did not give in to it for money, power, status, or fame. He did not do it out of meanspiritedness, resentment, or cruelty. What he did was not a crime. It was part of his personality that got him to the White House, with his need for affirmation, attention, and affection."

With treacle like this, Blumenthal might have a future in journalism, perhaps with the Washington Post Style page.

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