FauxPolitik

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Wilsongate, Leakgate . . . : This scandal needs a snappy name, even if, as Mark Steyn says, it's not quite Watergate material. I fearlessly predict that, unless some blowjobs, cash-heavy Buddhists, or large shipments of uranium show up, the public is going to change channels on the Niger/Wilson flap pretty soon.

Sidebar: When this story was shiny and new, the press pronounced that African country "Nee-jhair," as everyone noticed. Perhaps it's emblematic of the story itself that most reporters have slipped back to plain old "Niger" now.

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