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Crapperquiddick? Well, It’s Better Than Koran-Gate

Reader Clinton Taylor writes:

Rich–

I seem to recall Mark Whitaker (along with the US government) was recently declaiming that there is no possible way he could have foreseen that publishing the Crapperquiddick allegations would have led to riots in the Muslim world.

Whatever.

Now, according to the quote you’ve posted, he’s suddenly become an expert on Arab political violence and is offering advice on what the White House should do to prevent further rioting. I’d say that Mr. Whitaker doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut, but he has recently shown some discretion. He was scheduled to speak on the topic of “Credibility in the 24-7 News Cycle” here at Stanford on Monday night, but he canceled, according to the Stanford Daily. [sorry link not working at moment]“

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