Callaghan's Gamble

And speaking of Hevesi — sorry, but that’s all anyone up here is talking about — here’s an interesting study in the evolution of political rumor to political scandal:

Chris Callaghan just told me that when he first put out the press release accusing Alan Hevesi of chauffering his wife around on the state dime, he didn’t actually know if it was true. Had Hevesi denied it, Callaghan said, he would have dropped the matter. (Whether or not his sort would have sought another outlet is a different matter.)

In retrospect, Callaghan says, he thinks Hevesi owned up to the discretion for one simple reason:

“He didn’t know what I knew.”

— Azi Paybarah

Callaghan's Gamble