There's only one question I have about the accident in which David Halberstam was killed yesterday, and it's the same one I had when the Christmas Story guy was killed in Pacific Palisades. And I must say that the longer the question remained open in the latter's case, the more certain I was of the eventual answer.
As you probably already know, the question is not: "Was the other driver drunk?" No, it is, "Was the other driver an illegal?"
Because it's become commonplace to assume than when a person dies violently, and especially in an auto accident, it's usually an illegal alien who's responsible now. and I say "assume," because you know it's not the illegal who's solely responsible, it's also Jorge Whatsaborder Arbusto.
Whether the illegal arrived here on Bush's watch or before, it's still Bush's fault.
And so we wait. It will eventually come out. At least it always has. But more and more, people on both sides of the political spectrum don't want these sorts of things to become public.
Of course, Halberstam was a liberal, so if it was an illegal who's at fault, how ironic for liberal policies and principles - two weeks in a row!
I can see a new Bangles single – "Just another Liberal Monday…"
But this is all so premature. I don't even know if any laws are broken, much less that an illegal was involved – so it's lucky I'm not a court of law…