KausFiles 1 conason bush sheet sniffing

Mickey Kaus Columnist

This just in: Back issues of legendary, influential Spy magazine are now online, so you can read  Joe Conason’s exhaustive 1992 cover story on George H. W. Bush’s sex life and keep it in mind next time there’s a Dem sex scandal and Conason starts pontificating about “standards” and signing protest letters decrying a “revolting descent into tabloid journalism.”  (Sample pontification when the subject was J. Kerry’s sex life: “Is American politics suddenly returning to the bad old days, when Washington journalism became frenzied with sheet sniffing and keyhole peeping?”)  … If you look up “frenzied sheet sniffing and keyhole peeping” in the dictionary, don’t be surprised if you find a picture of Conason’s Spy piece. …