Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Was Paulson Disgusted with Himself...

Or was it bad sushi, and not his conscience?

Reporter Todd Purdum writes:

Paulson paused. “Now let me … I’ll be there in one minute … Let me just make a … I have been, you know … I finished this thing on Thursday night, flew over to Tokyo, flew back, and I’m battling a bit of a stomach problem.”

And with that Paulson ducked into the private bathroom adjoining his office [at the Treasury], closed the big paneled door, and audibly, violently, and repeatedly threw up. He emerged a moment later as if nothing had happened, but in a few minutes he did the same thing all over again. I asked if he wouldn’t rather stop, and resume our conversation another time. “That’s O.K.,” he said. “I’m just going to go through this all. I won’t remember it. You know, I barely remember the details now.”

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  1. Headline: Epidemic of Selective Memory-Loss Selectively Hits Select Seniors; Details of Past Wrong-Doings Become Hazy