I was walking out

November 15, 2001 9:15 p.m.

I was walking out of a friend’s office today and toward the elevator when I looked up and saw a sign that read “Ein Communications.”

And I’m thinking Ein Communications, Ein Communications … Marina Ein!!! Wait a second! Didn’t I almost end her career a few months ago when she was working as Gary Condit’s spokeswoman and I exposed her inexplicable decision to call Chandra Levy a woman with “a history of one night stands”? DOUBLE WAIT A SECOND!! Didn’t she almost end my career when she accused me of lying about it!! … Ok, wait. Deep breaths, deep breaths …

Well, you can imagine it was a pretty fraught moment. But look, I’m over that. And, as I told Bill O’Reilly at the time, I’m not going to say she lied. Let’s just say she knowingly, premeditatedly, and repeatedly made statements she knew to be false.

Anyway, here’s the deal, though. It turns out these things are karmic. Because no sooner do I get home than I see this: Gary Condit has received a grand jury subpoena for “undisclosed documents” relating to the disappearance of Chandra Levy.

Maybe he just couldn’t take being out of the limelight? I’ll tell you: one of the funny things I’ve heard is that just after 9/11 when one of the staples of late night comedy shows became jokes like ‘haven’t heard much about Gary Condit lately’ etc., his lackeys and flacks were actually calling up Leno and Letterman and trying to jawbone the writers into laying off. Always a sure fire way to deal with comedians.

Ahhh … those were the days.

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