DC Trawler

Lifestyles Of The Fabulously Rich, Corrupt And Hypocritical

J. Crittenden Contributor
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While Jim Treacher searches for rare specimens to add to his butterfly collection, other people will be trawling. Like Jules Crittenden. Jules is a Boston Herald editor who has reported on politics, crime, science, foreign affairs, and maritime and military matters in the United States, Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East.

It’s been a heck of a week in the world you don’t dwell in. John Kerry looks more like Jonah after being forced to pony up the $500,000 in taxes he was dodging on his $7 million luxury yacht. Chelsea Clinton just can’t get any respect with her $3 million-and-counting wedding plans. Now, Charlie Rangel sets the Dems up for prime election time woe due to his failure to report this, attempts to avoidng paying that. NYT.

It all starts to sound like a heck of a recession-time story line for the Party of the Little Guy. Who is that guy anyway? And is he documented? (I know, it’s illegal to ask if the feds won’t. So what’s with this sheriff still insisting on upholding the law they won’t? AP.)

In other business: The post-racial president of the United States calls American blacks a “sort of mongrel people.” The Hill. It’s a little weird. OK, a lot weird.