In Cole Porter’s “Miss Otis Regrets,” the heroine announces that she’s unable to lunch today. Why? Because she was strung up by a mob for killing “the man who had led her so far astray.” Something like the equivalent occurred this week in the world of political fundraising when the Clinton campaign had to cancel the December 15 event to be hosted by Mississippi attorney Richard Scruggs starring Bill Clinton. As the Wall Street Journal’s Washignton Wire reported this past Thursday, the fundraising event was cancelled following Scruggs’s federal indictment for attempting to bribe a state court judge.
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