Last night we went out with BBC producer Marian Lewinsky who was in town briefly. She gave Mike a St. Michael
But also, his state of mind is a response to the state of the world. The news that the U.S. raided the Iranian consulate in Iraq (claiming that the facility had not yet achieved diplomatic status) is a bad sign; the decision to add 21,000 more troops, a worse one. "Bush is in disgrace," Mike says and Congress seems to agree. "Even I'm surprised at the level of hostility."
"How would they do that?" he says. (The prospect of asking Google to erase one's history is not yet in the cards. But of course, if the media paid equivalent attention to exoneration as to accusation, Google would automatically follow.)