Miscellany

That Magic Moment

A charming man courts a woman, telling her that he’s a wealthy independent businessman. Just after the wedding, however, she learns that he has been cooking the books, several employees have accused him of sexual harassment and his company is about to file for bankruptcy. She accuses him of deception. “The accountability moment is behind us,” he replies. Last week President Bush declared that the election was the “accountability moment” for the war in Iraq – the voters saw it his way, and that’s that. But Mr. Bush didn’t level with the voters during the campaign and doesn’t deserve anyone’s future trust.

That Magic Moment

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