In perhaps one of the most ill-timed second act revivals in American history, Ahmed Chalabi is headed stateside once again to provide his services as human anvil for Dubya's already flagging poll numbers. Says Arianna:
For his comeback tour, Chalabi has lined up meetings with Condi Rice, John Snow, and national security advisor Stephen Hadley (no word on whether he and Hadley will have a friendly showdown to see who helped pass along the most bogus pre-war intel. I can see Chalabi offering up Curveball only to have Hadley top him with the phony yellowcake info he passed along).And what of his partner-in-crime, NYT albatross Judy Miller? Seems the reports of her departure are premature, according to Arianna who says her pals Pinch and Collins are trying to make a place for her in the Times family players. (Has the role of Bertha Rochester been cast yet?)
As a side note, someone who's appeared before Fitzgerald's grand jury called me to see if Arianna had recovered from the fact that Sulzberger wasn't indicted. I should probably give her a call.
Update: Alert reader Gayle points us to this article which says:
In Washington, administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to make announcements to the media, said efforts were under way to arrange meetings for Chalabi with Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.Wow, Big Time is just a pig for scandal this week, eh? Should we tell him?