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Now we Know


“Now we know,” said Jon Stewart, “what it takes for the federal government to pay some attention to a black man from New Orleans.” More details on the story from my colleague Ken Silverstein here.

The Jefferson-related quip of the day goes to Kevin Drum:

I just want to remind everyone that William Jefferson (D–Icebox) is innocent until proven guilty. That’s the American way. Besides, there are lots of reasons why a congressman might have bricks of hundred dollar bills wrapped in aluminum foil and stuffed in his freezer. Right?

Certainly, he has no Jeeves to press them with an iron in the morning. Or, perhaps, he wants to protect them against spoilage.

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