1. It was 10 years ago this month that the Lewinsky scandal broke. WTF Blog has a post of where some of the people involved are today. Paula Jones is complaining because she can't make any money off the scandal by selling her book to the liberal publishers.
2. David Frum writes about Hugo's great novel, Notre Dame de Paris -- and about Disney's cartoon of the novel, which sounds typically vapid.
The Disney Hunchback seeks as all modern Disney cartoons do to teach improving lessons about diversity and tolerance. The corporate thought process must have gone something like this:
"Well we have done our bit to create positive images of native Americans with Pocahontas, of East Asians with Mulan, and we are developing, developing, developing (but never quite completing) a movie featuring an African-American girl. Is there anything we could do to create a positive image of disability?"
To which somebody with a hazy memory of college French literature - or old 1930s movies - responded: "Hey, how about a cuddly animated hunchback?"
3. John Gibson shows how Keith Olbermann can get away with racist jokes because he is a leftist.
4. Would you shake hands with a Jew? Just a little reminder of how our friends the Saudis think.
5. Some of the documents from Hillary Clinton's task force to enslave -- excuse me, to "revamp" -- health care are interesting. They discuss smearing opponents to Clinton's plans. Then there is this:
Senator Rockefeller also suggested news organizations “are anxious and willing to receive guidance [from the Clinton Administration] on how to time and shape their [news] coverage.”
6. 248 MPH? In that car you could drive from LA to Las Vegas in little over an hour. If there was no other traffic and if you survived.