DURST: Icepicked in the Back

The former spokesmurf, George Stephanopoulos, just released a book about his tragic corruption in the Clinton White House called "All Too Human: A Political Education." He's getting tons of flack because the deal is, you're supposed to have the simple common courtesy to wait until the Big Guy leaves office before you start stabbing him in the back with stale icepicks of betrayal.He claims to be shocked to find out Bill was a bigger liar than he expected, which considering he was in Presidential politics sounds to me like the guy who cleans elephant cages professing to be confused by the amount of manure he has to work with. "Waders don't work."You wonder what it'll take before Chlesea spills her dirty laundry about the family. Probably more than the $2.75 million advance Georgie got to twist his scruples and loyalty into bite sized easy to swallow pieces. Of course maybe its his new position as an ABC pundit that has put him in the self serving clear to do the same thing Dick Morris did, whom he accused of treachery. After all, what's that old saying, when you lie down with ink stained wretches who would sell their mothers to the glue factory, you get up an orphan. Or something like that.Will Durst has many mothers. All still alive. Knock wood.

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