Now It’s Respectable

The Times puts some serious reporting into tracking down Bernie’s mysterious nanny, and winds up — in a cautious, Timesian way — the same place where we left our irresponsible speculation the other day. No evidence the nanny ever existed.

Now, if she did exist, it should be easy for Bernie to prove. He’s said he filed papers with the State of New Jersey with her name on them. But he won’t show them to anyone.

Here’s how the Times does it:

“Last night, Mr. Kerik was told that skeptics in city government circles were questioning the very existence of the nanny, and he was pressed to provide any kind of evidence to document that she was real. But after taking time to consider the request, Mr. Kerik again decided to remain silent on the subject.”

Now It’s Respectable