I too was disappointed in Yah Lin ("Charlie") Trie's decision not to appear at the Senate's hearing on campaign fund-raising abuses, but not because I'm eager to learn more about how to make wire transfers for shady purposes from Macao. I wanted to hear more about Charlie Trie's Chinese restaurant in Little Rock.

We've been told only that it was a few blocks from the state capitol and that it was one of Bill Clinton's favorite places for lunch when the Great Scarfer was Governor. I somehow even missed its name. Given Trie's eagerness to please, though, I suspect he chose...

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