It may be a little dangerous for me (as a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010) to casually comment here about a sitting senator’s piffle du jour, but the thought popped into my head the other day and I thought I would put it down here.

Is it me, or did Patrick Leahy’s proposition of a Truth Commission sound a little bit like a rectification in the Ministry of Truth (from Orwells, 1984)?  And wasn’t it the job of the Ministry of Truth to continually manipulate the facts to stay in line with the latest party line?

Just a thought.