Monday, March 13, 2006

The News from Washington

From the Washington Post:

"When Claude Allen, President Bush's longtime domestic-policy adviser, resigned suddenly on Feb. 9, it baffled administration critics and fans. The White House claimed that Allen was leaving to spend more time with his family, while the Washington Times speculated that the 45-year-old aide, a noted social conservative, might have quit to protest a new Pentagon policy about military chaplains. Allen himself never publicly explained the reason for his departure.

"News today may shed light on the mystery of Allen's resignation. According to the Montgomery County Police Department, Allen was arrested yesterday and charged in a felony theft and a felony theft scheme. According to a department press release, Allen conducted approximately 25 fraudulent 'refunds' in Target and Hecht's stores in Maryland."

Let's see, First releasing the names of CIA agents, then fraud, then assault, what's next with these guys? Is Rumsfeild going to start writing bad checks?


Blogger Brook said...

maybe someone else can comment on this -- but isn't cleptomania a serious character issue. these people believe that rules don't apply to them...

wait, that's republicans in general. nevermind.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 1:14:00 PM  
Blogger spookygrrrl said...

I guess by spending more time with his family, he meant stealing from department stores, right?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 4:09:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

The thing is, most kleptomanics steal on an uncontrolable impulse as I recall from my old studying crime days. These thefts required planning and don't appear to be impulsive. Maybe one of our readers with more psych training than I have could address this. I guess what I am trying to say is that this doesn't seem to be due to any mental illness, but just pure greed.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 7:00:00 PM  

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