At TAP, Harold Meyerson reaches back into the oeuvre of Laurel and Hardy to come up with a marvelous analogy for the many authority figures in and out of government these days who can document misdeeds as they are happening, but never seem to do anything about it. I would supply quotes from the piece, but to make full sense of it I’d have to quote it all. Just go read it.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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