Washington: Barely Qualified?

Barely Qualified?

Nominees for high office these days are routinely required to bare their souls. But John Shepherd, designated last week as second in command at the Justice Department, must be the first who has offered to drop his pants. That suggestion came after a former bookkeeper on trial for embezzlement claimed that she had had a nine-month affair with him. The bookkeeper, named Denise Sinner (yes, really), said she knew Shepherd in intimate detail -- just check for a mole in his groin area. Shepherd, a former president of the American Bar Association, denied the affair and said he was willing to...

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