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At the age of 18 I was a 4th Infantry Division rifleman in the invasion of Normandy, then later was called back for the Korean War. Put in a couple of years as a Pinkerton detective. Much of my life was spent as a newspaper reporter, sports writer and daily columnist. Published three books on high school sports in Ohio and Indiana. I write mystery fiction for Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and others. Three books, Normandy 1944 - A Young Rifleman's War, The Hoosier Hot Shots, and From Devout Catholic to Communist Agitator are now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers. So are four collections of short mysteries: Jack Eddy Stories Volumes 1 and 2, Midland Murders, and The Rough Old Stuff From Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

It's a circus out there and keeps getting crazier

You couldn't make this stuff up. If you did, and tried to pass it off as fiction, any New York editor would tell you it was too far-fetched, totally unbelievable.
Now the governor of the aforementioned state is up to his eyeballs in trouble. It is alleged that this champion of clean living has been fooling around with a lady of the evening. An expensive one, too. One hour of pleasure, they are saying on CNN, will set a man back $3,100. Wolf Blitzer is so excited by this story I fear he may wet his pants.
The governor is a Democrat so an organization of Republican governors - that's the part of Larry Craig - has risen up in righteous indignation and demanded his resignation. And true to form when the governor held a brief press conference his faithful wife was there by his side casting adoring glances in his direction. Why not? Life is comfortable in the governor's mansion.
Brings to mind an old episode of Law & Order in which Jerry Orbach and his partner were at the front desk in a sleazy hotel displaying a sign reading: Rooms Available for One Hour Naps. I spent my formative years just around the corner from a place like that, the Dollar Hotel. I was surprised by the number of men and women who felt sleepy in the afternoon.
For $3,100 you could have bought the Dollar Hotel. Whatever, boys will be boys and it does seem the law enforcement agencies could better spend their time going after drug dealers, murderers and rapists rather than engaging in the hopeless task of eradicating the world's oldest profession.
Then there is Hillary Clinton's latest ploys. She has been hinting that Barack Obama would make a great vice president and her husband agrees. Bill is so excited by the idea his pants are also in danger of a soaking. Obama, being ahead in pledged delegates, states won and the popular vote, doesn't think much of the idea.
But hold on, Hillary now is saying the pledged delegates don't have to live up to their pledges, meaning they should desert Obama in favor of her. If ever there has been a more unscrupulous pair than the Clintons they did a much better job of hiding their chicanery.
As if that isn't enough, the Democrats are now on the verge of changing the rules in the middle of the game and staging do-over elections in two states.
Don't overlook the Republican congressman who claims the terrorists will be dancing in the streets if Obama is elected president. I doubt that because they, like the rest of the world, are too busy laughing at us to have time for dancing. And this, we are told, is a model of democracy the entire universe should follow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is a circus. It is written that "he who is without sin should cast the first stone." If that were a law to be upheld, we wouldn't have all the "invasion of privacy" that goes on. Seems to me that anyone who digs up dirt on another should be required to hold him/herself up to the light of scrutiny as well. But then the sensationalized dirt news would be out of business.

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