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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Theatre as Alibi

For those of you following it, an amusing theatrical turn in the pathetic Roger Stone/Spitzer's dad nasty phone call saga:

Mr. Stone also said in his statement that he had attended a performance of the Broadway play “Frost/Nixon” on the night of the alleged call and could “highly recommend it to Governor Spitzer.” He added, “It shows you what hubris and lying brings you.”

But a blogger for New York magazine pointed out that the play had no Monday night performances.

“Well, then I’m mistaken,” Mr. Stone said later. “My wife already reminded me I actually saw the play on a Wednesday. I still recommend the play to the governor.”

Monday or Wednesday, Roger, it was still a loser alibi. Everyone knows nobody goes to the theatre anymore. At least not to a straight play!

By the way, even if there was a Monday show, there's another hole in the story: the intermissionless Frost/Nixon is a shortee and comes down before 10pm, the time of the call.

Oh and if you haven't heard it yet, here it is. A doozy. Can anyone corroborate my theory that Stone is drunk? I swear he slurs the word "senate" at some point...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would it be irresponsible to recall Stone's history in the bondage and swinger communities? Not just the history, but his ads for such activities?

it would be irresponsible, not to....