Alex Massie

When the law is an ass it will make an ass of you...

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Of course there are plenty of sound reasons for not wanting a prudish scold such as Hillary Clinton back in the White House.  But National Journal's Athena Jones gives us a new one:

In a funny moment on the way out of the store, a woman asked Bill [Clinton] to sign a greenback. Bill obliged, while pointing out "this isn't legal" to the amusement of folks standing nearby.

A few minutes later, the same request was made to the senator, who said that she couldn't do it. "I can't sign money. That's illegal. I'm so sorry," she said.

Jesus wept, as the good book says. This would score well on the John Kerry patented scale of sheer gawd-help-us humour-free ghastliness...

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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