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Sunday, July 20, 2003

Afternoon Musings-I've been busy with family matters this weekend, so very little blogging; there's been a lot of stuff I haven't had a chance to respond to. Every so often, someone comes out of nowhere to win a major- Ben Curtis is the latest member of the "who's he?" club to win the British Open, having got in as a Western Open qualifier; he and Tom Watson are the only rookies to win. While I'm on the sports page, two big signings-Sergei Federov is now the mightiest of Ducks, filling in Paul Karaya's spot as the franchise player. That may mean a serious retooling of the Red Wings, for that will be a hard hole to fill, even with Mike Illich's pocketbook. Kobe's in trouble. He admits to having sex with the woman who's filed the rape charge. Even if he gets off on a he-said-she-said reasonable doubt decision, he's going to take a hit in the pocketbook. I'm not sure what to think of this case, where the main source for BBC coverage on an Iraq report allegedly "sexed up" by the Blair government was acknowledged to be David Kelly, who committed suicide last week. Dead men tell no tales. It's interesting that the Beeb piece on the acknowledgement doesn't mention the word "suicide." Here's an interesting paragraph from the BBC piece
The government has set up an independent judicial inquiry, led by Lord Hutton, into the circumstances surrounding Dr Kelly's death. Both Mr Blair and the BBC have said they will cooperate fully.
Can I see the British left making Kelly into Vince Foster? That's what I can expect to have some of the leftist types to bring up. Let's see who becomes the left's analog to the American Spectator on this one.

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