Remember all the breathless anticipation of all the big names that were going to be revealed in Deborah Jean Palfrey's phone records? What the hell happened? Once she revealed that her secret weapon was firing blanks, official Washington had no more reason to fear her, she lost her spiffy well-connected lawyer, and now she has been found guilty. The carefully planned campaign of effectively blackmailing official Washington completely fell apart. It fell apart just after she hooked up with Larry Flynt. I hope he at least paid her a lot of money.