One has to wonder what President-elect moments have transpired in the past. After only two days, President-elect Obama recieved his first CIA briefing. Oh, to be a fly on the wall in that meeting. All the secrets of the nation are revealed, in one cascading moment of information. Roswell? Area 51? The location of Emilia Erhart? I bet it is just a fascinating moment in the young life of a President. To be burdened with all the trappings of history with past, present and future conumdrums and vageries. I wonder if these historical meetings have tempered incoming President’s with a little fire, warming them to reliality. I can see it now, “Yes, Mr. President, that’s what we’re saying. The Miyan calendar ceases to exist in 2012, and we have it on good authority you won’t be enjoying a second term.” An extreme example but one has to wonder…
In the category of “interesting” falls the recent “suicide” of Debra Jean Palfrey, the woman accused and convicted of running a prostitution ring in Washington D.C. Facing several years behind bars, her body was found in a shed outside her mother’s home in Florida. Police have ruled the death as a suicide but, c’mon… are you kidding me?
According to sources, Ms. Palfrey was supposed to have the names, dates, and places of some very, very powerful men in her journal. Many a political career may have been ended should that information come forth. Am I the only who’s seen a movie where the person targeted for assassination is disposed of via means which appears to be suicide? I mean, have you seen that chillingly efficient scene in “Michael Clayton” where a high powered attorney in possession of some critical internal memos is shuffled off this mortal coil because he was considered an unmanageable threat? Chilling scene.
Nah, for my money, though she was surrounded by many suicide notes, I would wager there is a little more to that event than meets the eye. Though it takes a small leap of logic to get there, people have killed for less than a political career. We’ll never know for sure, but, as stated before, it certainly falls into the interesting category.