you get the Conrad Black trial.
It would be just gorgeous if Black's lawyers made all those former Hollinger highballs sweat in front of the cameras and answer questions, the kind demanded of them by laws only really intended to be used on the little people, about just when and where they had met with King Con.
I have often said that I don't really have much time for Mark Steyn, currently hunched like a gorilla over a wireless laptop in a Chicago courtroom trying to rewrite history in real time, but Black's Bearded Bamboozler has done us all something of a service by referring to the evidence of the forgetful Marie-Josee Kravis. She doesn't seem to have, ahem, acquitted herself very well.
On April 27 he wrote that,
"A couple of years back sur le Continent, I attended a panel of Euro-bigwigs moderated by Mrs Kravis. She was cool, confident, brisk, assertive, at ease with foreign ministers and chairmen of multinationals. I wanted to ask a question from the front row, and I well remember her letting me know I’d caught her eye: the merest soupcon of a raised brow, and a nod of her pen in my direction."
That 'panel' was very probably Bilderberg 2003, held in Versailles.
They were both alleged to have been there. The only British politician paid from my taxes, our taxes, to serve us (and by extension not to attend unreported meetings with leaders of other governments and business executives, under the auspices of a body to which the United Kingdom is not bound by any treaty) who was alleged to have attended that gracious gathering in the shadows was Kenneth Clarke.
If Patrick 'Bulldog' Fitzgerald were smart he'd offer Black immunity in return for the dirt on Henry Kissinger, the myopic Zarathustra once reported to have said,
"Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond [i.e., an "extraterrestrial" invasion], whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the world government."
And that would be worth the price of a discount air fare to Chicago.
Then again, Steyn would probably want make a musical out of it...cripes...