Wherein Jonathan Rauch Greatly Amuses Me
Additional Supplementary Declaration. With the possible exception of Kirk Victor, one of this magazine's Capitol Hill reporters, who is thought to be capable of anything, to the best of my knowledge none of my colleagues on the staff of National Journal has received money or other considerations from the scoundrel Jack Abramoff in return for writing anything favorable about him, not that they would have been worth bribing, as I am. The staff of National Journal is made up of diligent, honest journalists who share my disgust and dismay at the disrepute that the scoundrel Abramoff has brought upon all of us in Washington with his deplorable shenanigans, with which we had nothing to do.And one more:
The magazine further wishes to announce that its legal department has advised it to terminate said author, who is to be evicted from the premises as a result of making unauthorized disclaimers, including this one. Effective immediately, this column will be taken over by Kirk Victor, who wishes to announce that he has received no money from Jack Abramoff, and that, should he ever pass Jack Abramoff on the street, he intends to kick him.
I haven't had that pleasant of a giggle fit in a while.