"A.Q. Khan, in a sense, has been brought to justice," Rice said with a straight face, "because he is out of the business that he loved most. . . . And if you don't think that his national humiliation is justice for what he did, I think it is. He's nationally humiliated."
Well, so is Ken Lay. So is Martha Stewart, and she's going to the slammer. But we hanged Arnold's co-conspirator. And if we could have found Arnold. . . .
_____In the Loop_____
Voice of Doubt Won't Go Away (The Washington Post, Oct 4, 2004)
The Comeback Kid (The Washington Post, Oct 1, 2004)
Hanging Chads Have Nothing on Rebels (The Washington Post, Sep 29, 2004)
Red Stars Over Washington (The Washington Post, Sep 27, 2004)
British Diplomat Ducks His Gaffe (The Washington Post, Sep 24, 2004)
More In the Loop
Site for Sore Ayes
Speaking of Kerry, there's a new Web site appealing to a critical block of voters: the Web site Kerry Haters for Kerry (www.kerryhatersforkerry.com).
The site's opening pitch reads: "Are you going to vote for John Kerry even though you find him unpleasant, annoying, arrogant, waffling, misguided or just generally unappealing in some profound way? Then you've come to the right place! We're Kerry Haters for Kerry -- perhaps his largest constituency."
The site lists Al Gore and Bill Bradley, among others, as "honorary members."
Of course they hate Bush even more.
Speaking of Leaping
Off his meds again?
"Nader Dreamed of Leaping Onstage in a Cape," said the Miami Herald headline the day after the presidential debate last week.
"Left on the sidelines of the presidential debate, long-shot candidate and alleged race-spoiler Ralph Nader was nonetheless at the University of Miami -- criticizing the two headliners and plotting an unscripted cameo on the prime time stage," the Herald said.
" 'If I could only go through the ducts and leap out onstage in a cape -- that's my dream,' " Nader said at a school faculty club dinner as he decried " 'a presidential puppet show, a presidential charade' set up by the Bush and Kerry campaigns."
Repair Those Recs
Don't forget! The Interior Department Recreation Association is sponsoring an educational session on beauty today.
"IDRA presents Faces of Dimensions by Nikki," our e-mail invite said. It'll be in the department's "North Lobby basement level" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Cosmetics/Skin Care/Fragrances" will be on the agenda with "Licensed Make-up Artist Independent Image Consultant."
So it's the Exterior Department, as well?