Notes on the Atrocities Like a 100-watt radio station, broadcasting to the dozens...
Friday, May 23, 2003
Delaygate? There's quite a big story brewing in that whole Texas-Democrats-abscond-to-Ardmore-and-are-tracked-down-by-the-department-of-homeland-security fiasco. If you haven't been following the story, go to Talking Points Memo, where Josh Marshall has been giving a blow-by-blow account. It's incredible stuff--the first government corruption scandal that actually deserves comparison to Watergate (though no one's thought of a handy word that describes the complex tangle onto which "-gate" can be easily suffixed). There are striking comparisons: government-initiated thuggery, coverups, and a mystery story about how far up the chain of command the whole thing went (House Majority Leader Tom Delay). All it lacks is a Deep Throat.
Great stuff--go read it. (And anyway, Krugman's absent again, so you have a little extra reading time.)