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Monday, July 19, 2004
Berger, Dammit
Everyone will have seen this by now:
Berger and his lawyer said Monday night he knowingly removed handwritten notes he had taken from classified anti-terror documents he reviewed at the National Archives by sticking them in his jacket and pants.
In order:
-- Fuck.
-- Is it possible that "sticking them in his ... pants" refers to what others might call "pockets"?  You can imagine someone putting stuff in their pockets without intent to deceive; not so for putting papers down your own pants, which is what this phrase conjures up.
-- And this, for those who were discussing it the other day, is why it wouldn't be good idea for Kerry to name a shadow cabinet, since Berger is just the sort of person who might have been in one.  (There's already plenty being made of the fact that Berger has been advising Kerry, to what extent I don't know.)
Update:  Nice timing of the leak, though.

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