CORRUPTION: Sidespouts

Last week the Senate's drilling into the Oil Scandal, having slipped momentarily from the firm, legalistic hand of Inquisitor Walsh, emitted several brief sidespouts more spectacularly stupid than significant.

The slip began last fortnight when Inquisitor Walsh let boyish Senator Nye go to Chicago to investigate what might be new evidence. Since Senator Nye is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Lands, which is charged with the investigation, it was logical to entrust him with the errand. That it was unfortunate soon became apparent. The importance...

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