Rich Galen

  • Ok. The media covered that part largely because five of their number had to pony up to keep reporters out of jail.

  • Wen Ho Lee was arrested and kept in solitary confinement for months while false information about him having failed a polygraph, his travel plans, and other items was leaked. What has largely been ignored is the suspicion that the person who did the leaking was the US Secretary of Energy.

  • The Secretary of Energy was Bill Richardson the current Governor of New Mexico and future Presidential candidate. The Justice Department which prosecuted (and persecuted) him was under the administration of Bill Clinton.

  • The Justice Department which provided actual justice is the one which is under the Administration of one George W. Bush.

  • A similar failing occurred to me while reading the breathless coverage of the trials of Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling of Enron fame. The misdeeds which led to Enron's collapse took place during the go-go stock market days under the Clinton Administration.

  • They were caught, tried and found guilty during the Bush Administration.

  • Finally, it is nice to know that tender sensibilities are being looked after Down Under. Local governments in the northern Australian state of Queensland have begun instituting rules requiring a separation of at least 220 yards between a cemetery and … a brothel.

  • According to Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, "There's a place for brothels and a place for cemeteries and we don't believe the two mix."

  • On a completely different subject: Do you suppose those Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can look through windows?

  • On the Secret Decoder Ring today: Links to the UAV story, the Wen Ho Lee story and an Enron Timeline. Also an excellent Mullfoto which shows my answer to border protection, and a Catchy Caption of the Day.

  • Rich Galen

    Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at