February 27, 2004

Going Public

Remarkable! You can't even trust your own lawyer to watch your back. Perle's "attorney, Samuel Abeday, told ABCNEWS today Perle is quitting the board altogether so he can sue the news organizations that "falsely accused him of conflicts of interest." Yet "in a letter to the defense chief last Wednesday," the rationale stated is that Perle "would not wish" his strong views "to be attributed to you or the President at any time, and especially not during a presidential campaign." (Interesting that they might not be attributed to that Cincinnatus, Condoleeza Rice.)

I don't know about conflicts of interest, but I'd say that telling the Executive Branch of the government of the United States of America one thing and your lawyer another might not make for such a good defense -- even if ABC refuses to see a story in it.

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