Sunday, May 08, 2005

Gannon Kloberg PDB

The thesis of this colorful tale, if you read between the lines just a little bit, is that Jeff Gannon, during his many mysterious visits to the White House, obtained copies of Presidential Daily Briefings, which he then passed on to flamboyant Washington lobbyist Edward Joseph von Kloberg, who then sold information in them to Pakistan and North Korea. Kloberg was recently found dead on the ground beside (or here) the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, from which he is said to have jumped, with a magazine in his pocket that had on its cover a picture of him receiving an award from former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. Even if you choose not to believe the most colorful parts of the colorful tale (probably a good idea, although the 'suicide' of someone like Kloberg raises a lot of questions), there is a nice biography of Gannon, together with the explanation of how Gannon fell into the right conservative circles to end up in the White House.