JG's book is up-for-sale (like his body parts used to be), and reads much like his copy and paste journalism rooted in red-state-rose colored glasses. The first chapter is up on his publisher's website (iUniverse).
Following up on CD's catch last Friday on a triple murder-suicides of the former head of the GOP in Georgia, his "room-mate" and his "friend," it seems that there's a North Carolina connection--to more Republicans, the newly wealthy Patrick McHenry--love the name--in particular. Go read for all the seamy detail. The nut grafs:
Florida police are saying that Jason Robert Drake,* a man with North Carolina ties, left shot two republican political consultants, Ralph Gonzalez and David Abrami, and then himself last week. What they're not saying is why. After first calling it a lover's triangle, they're now saying:
Drake was found carrying a firearm and backpack full of ammunition. Deputies said in a short statement witnesses had mentioned "a number of potential motives."
NCC editor Judson Cox has done some digging and come up with a convoluted story that involves another murder in Pennsylvania, several video and still male-on-male porn sites, and a call-boy service in Virginia. Go read for yourself but I'd advise you not to follow the some of the links in the articles I link to unless you don't mind male nudity and more at your computer.
Is this must-read from Boing Boing too true to be good?
Warning: What follows over the fold is not, not, NOT work safe, and in the interests of cranial integrity, I advise you to read no further.
Will Doctor Freud please pick up with white courtesy phone?
LA Confidential, the gloriously seamy noir movie (from James Elroy's novel), has the following tagline:
Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush...
Compare Ari Fleischer today. From Firedoglake's live blog: Read more about Why did Scooter Libby quote LA Confidential's "hush hush" tagline?
(Until Mr. Eight-Inch, Cut writes his "tell all" book, anyhow.)
Because Bush secretly had the records sealed:
The White House and the Secret Service quietly signed an agreement last spring in the midst of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal declaring that records identifying visitors to the White House are not open to the public.
"Jeff: Were you ever at the White House when the day changed?" Should be a simple question of fact, eh?
File under: Questions asked, and never answered.
Yes, inspired by The Man in the Grey Turtleneck, I went to the Equality Forum's Media Panel on Blogs at the Prince Theatre in Philly just a few short blocks away from The Mighty Corrente Building. Read more about "Jeff: Were you ever at the White House when the day changed?"