About twenty years ago, I read an article about a death row inmate who

had shot a clerk in a convenience store. The way the murder was presented

by the man on death row was mysterious--his hand just rose up

and the gun went off. Shooting the clerk in the face in the midst of a

robbery wasn't in fact his fault. He never said, "I shot a man." It

just happened.

I thought of that man while reading Max Blumenthal's
terrific, but also, of course, appalling new book, Republican
. Apparently...

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Published on September 17, 2009 11:56 • 186 views

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