They “Worked Me Over”

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For those of you who had the political bug back in the 1990s, you’ll remember that long before Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin, there was Larry Klayman, the conspiracy theory-generating lawyer and founder of Judicial Watch, who sued several million lawsuits against the Clinton administration with fever dreams of White House-backed assassinations and various skullduggery.

Klayman, you might say, was the veritable John the Baptist of the Crazy, the voice crying out in the wilderness heralding the arrival of these later worthies.

So I was surprised or maybe not surprised when I heard that Klayman was briefly detained and, in Klayman’s words “worked over” by the Secret Service last week when he showed up at the White House at 5 AM to serve legal papers on the president.