August 29, 2005

A Plot

I've occasionally thought that this would be a good plot for a political mystery: Aide commits sordid murder. Aide does something illegal and embarassing to governor/president that embroils executive and his administration in such a mess that executive issues blanket pardons for those involved in the scandal. Aide then fesses up to the murder, being legally safe from prosecution.

This can be today's hook for it (of course I don't think there was any murder involved). Perhaps I should point out that a Democratic governor previously did something similar; we'll see if any Republicans criticize Fletcher the way Chandler criticized Patton.

Posted by Matt Weiner at August 29, 2005 05:21 PM