Saturday, May 30, 2015

Positions of power

A fellow going by the name of Budd Whitebook has a handful of funny quips for the Economist from Washington DC, and since they only occurred between 2005 and 2008, I wonder if the weren't mailed in from some diplomat (from some British diplomat?) stationed there and writing under a pseudonym.

Here is a typical example:
SIR – Lexington writes that “Bill Clinton was brought to his knees by Monica Lewinsky” [July 16th, 2005]. I had always thought it was the other way around, the vice, in this case, being versa.