The Bush White House is assailing the Clintons for "hypocrisy" for criticising the Scooter Libby commutation. Bush supporters point to a number of pardons made by President Clinton, including that of millionaire Marc Rich, whose wife was a Clinton fundraiser. Well, they may have a point about that that's even more pointed than they are willing to admit- after all, back then Marc Rich's attorney, the man who got him that pardon, was... yes, that's right, all together now- Scooter Libby. I'm so glad the Irony Fairy is alive and well and working overtime.
Hilton Hotels are being sold to The Blackstone Group for $26 Billion. Blackstone opted for the $26 Billion sum after turning down a Hilton offer to sell Blackstone the chain for $20 Billion if Blackstone would take Paris as part of the package.
Speaking of unlikely sums of money- the Massachusett's State Lottery's 'Star Spangled Sweepstakes' -a grand prize of $20 million, was won by a fellow-resident of our own Hatfield yesterday, who bought her ticket at the Hatfield Market, which is just a block and a half down the street. We'd thought about buying one of the $20 tickets, but didn't do it... Thankfully, even if we had it would not have made any difference, because we patronize the Main Street Market, a block in the other direction. That makes me feel so much better, you bet...
I hope everybody had a racous and rambunctious Fourth!!