There's a great scene towards the end of "All About Eve".
The snobby theatre critic Addison DeWitt confronts the young scheming starlet Eve Harrington, exposing her plots and lies:
"De Witt: San Francisco has no Shubert Theater. You've never been to San Francisco! That was a stupid lie, easy to expose, not worthy of you.
Eve: I had to get in to meet Margo! I had to say something, be somebody, make her like me!"
That exchange contains one of the more famous lines in the movie - - "That was a stupid lie, easy to expose, not worthy of you."
I keep thinking of that as the Illinois bribery scandal unfolds.
I can't understand why the Obama team's first reaction was "we had no conversations with the governor" about the senate seat.
Obviously, Obama cared who replaced him.
Obviously, Obama had a 'first choice' for his replacement.
Obviously, there's nothing wrong with Obama expressing, directly or through aides, his opinion on the subject.
So why, why, why the "stupid lie, easy to expose, not worthy of you"?
Get the truth out, now. And if Blogo asked anyone for a bribe, and it wasn't reported, fire him. Now.