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Footnote to History

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From Blumenthal and Hitchens having lunch,
A sideshow has emerged that causes spec-
Ulation touching ethics and such things:
For one, we wonder who picked up the check.

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Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin, the author of Random House's Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Election in Rhyme,...

For paying checks, the Washington elite
Has long ago forged customs, none of which
Seem relevant to just what happened here.
Who pays for this--the leaker or the snitch?

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