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Sunday, December 19, 2004

Small World II: Eliot Ness and Diebold

That's the real McCoy: Eliot Ness of the Untouchables. And, according to this, once he'd stopped being a Fed, they made him chairman of Diebold Corporation.

Now, I've heard and seen Diebold slammed a thousand times by Dems in the last few months - for their supposedly easy-to-fix voting machines and their current chairman Wally O'Dell's saying - quoted here - that he was
committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year.

But no parenthetical mention of the iconic G-Man Eliot Ness.

Strictly speaking, irrelevant to the issue, certainly. But, Jesus! - wasn't the campaign itself mostly - and, from the Bush viewpoint, gloriously - irrelevant? The fact the Ness/Diebold connection didn't crop up - so far as I'm aware - somehow just seems...un-American.

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