The Six Stages of Scandal
Congressman Anthony Weiner’s “problem” on Twitter calls for an encore of this chestnut (that I borrowed from Mickey Kaus):
Stage 1: That’s ridiculous. It can’t possibly be true.
Stage 2: It’s not true.
Stage 3: You can’t prove it’s true.
Stage 4: Why are you trying to prove it’s true?
Stage 5: It’s disgusting that you proved it’s true.
Stage 6: What’s the big deal anyway?