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Willie-O BS: Bush didn't pardon Conrad Black (52* d) RE: BS: Bush didn't pardon Conrad Black 24 Jan 09

Poor auld Lord Tubby, tucked away in what I suspect is a pretty nice cell.

Of course, he wouldn't be there if he didn't have money--the ways he acquired it are what got him into his current domicile! But in fact, he never had as much money as arrogance. At his peak even when he controlled the world's third-or-fourth-largest "media empire" (and I use the word controlled intentionally), his personal fortune was under $300 million. His game was all about gaining leverage. A game that, as he's not the first to discover, can fall apart big time when things go wrong.

The National Post is going down the tubes rapidly, which it would have done with or without him at the helm.

The weird thing about the nasty Ms Amiel is that you would think from her rantings that she was born to the upper class, and as such defends her privileges and wealth--understandable if not admirable. In fact she is the ultimate social climber, from a very modest working-class immigrant background. Your basic class traitor.


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