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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Escape hatch

Strange world. If you were a black hip-hop producer facing a four-year sentence in Dubai for cocaine possession, who would you call for help? I'm not sure how I would answer that question, but I'm pretty sure that the name of Orrin Hatch, wingnut Republican senator from Utah, would never come up. Nevertheless, it was apparently Hatch who gave Dallas Austin a get-out-of-jail-free card, allowing him to come home to Atlanta rather than rot in Dubai. Too bad Hatch doesn't have the same compassion for the 140,000 young Americans trapped in the Middle East in a criminal war.