Late Night: From The Department of Incredibly Surreal

I was going to avoid posting about the big Larry Sinclair story today, but it is so incredibly surreal. As Ben Smith noted this morning before his press conference out at the National Press Club eclipsed with his arrest, Larry Sinclair, “is familiar to political junkies and reporters as the source of outlandish allegations about Senator Barack Obama, tales that began with sex and drugs and moved on to murder.”

The Duluth, Minn., resident is the sort of figure who appears at the margins of every presidential campaign, and both Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton had their own obscure accusers with dramatic allegations. But as the old media ignores him, Sinclair has taken full advantage of the Internet, and a video in which he makes his claims that have been viewed more than 900,000 times on YouTube.

Sinclair was arrested today by Washington, D.C. police after his press conference and he is “wanted in Colorado on theft and forgery charges.” Reason first reported his arrest.

Ben Smith also noted that one of today’s highlight’s from the department of incredibly surreal included “Sinclair’s spokesman, Montgomery Blair Sibley, whose law license has been suspended,” explaining why he “was wearing a kilt” it’s “more comfortable for “those of us on the other side of the genital spectrum.”” Sibley, readers may remember “is best known as the lawyer for the “D.C. Madam,” the late Deborah Jeane Palfrey.”

Among the priceless headlines in the blogosphere on the bizarre story:

Apparently Mr. Sinclair has a very long rap sheet. Alex Koppelman noted on Salon today that the Colorado “warrant does not allow for interstate extradition, so there’s little chance his appearance will lead to his incarceration.” Alex could not have been more wrong on that one. Stay tuned

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One Response to Late Night: From The Department of Incredibly Surreal

  1. Gilbert Martinez says:

    Hopefully we can all stop talking about Sinclair now. . .