The kid’s still got it! No wonder Ari Fleischer quit; when you go up against a true spinmeister like Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf and not measure up you might as well hang it up.
So, who gets the first full interview and what’ll it cost? ABC tends to snag the big’uns for Babs to fawn over, but Oprah is no slacker when it comes to hero worship, has the bucks, and could use the ratings boost. Leno and Letterman will get him eventually but don’t pay that well so Mo will need to hit them when he’s on the book tour. Then there’s that dark horse, Al Jazeera, with money and a built it audience. Or it could be Charlie Rose.
No, not Charlie Rose. Mo’s not THAT washed up yet.
One thing I do know is that he blew it waiting so long to turn himself in. Had he done it during sweeps there’d be more money in it.
The headline in quesiton says ‘Comical Ali released.’ Chemical Ali is thought to be dead. Al-Sahhaf is not. Although, as many have pointed out, if he WAS dead, we’d only know because he was publicly denying it.
Surely some outfit needing a spokesperson could snap him up and have him promote some product/service with known deficiencies. After all, we have people whose veracity is known to be suspect hawking all manner of products with little or no intrinsic value.
Maybe they could get Tom Bodett (sp?) to step aside and have Baghdad Bob describe the marvelous features of Motel 6.
I haven’t kept up to date on (the real) Ali’s status. I’d heard that he was killed when they bombed his house or a relative’s or whatever it was, and hadn’t heard anything to contradict that since. If the word has changed - it always does, doesn’t it? I hadn’t heard, but I wouldn’t be surprised.