Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Peter Jennings Gets Out of the Office

When Bill Clinton became President, he nominated his friend Webster Hubbell to be Associate Attorney General, and gave him instructions to find out two things: Who killed JFK, and whether UFOs were for real. This story struck me at the time as speaking volumes about Clinton's character. Both are interesting discussions, but not the sort of thing you give priority to when nominating your Associate Attorney General.

Along those same lines, Peter Jennings is now on the UFO case. And he explains his choice of topic by saying:

"One of the great frustrations common to people like me ... is not getting out enough."

Okay. Peter Jennings' idea of "getting out" and meeting the average American is chasing down UFO stories. In Jennings' world, isn't that what's going on in those Red states?