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John Edwards

The "the" problem

I have been getting my vicarious thrills lately from following the John Edwards trial. Edwards is the scumbag of all scumbags, and the unfolding creepiness of his sordid behavior is glorious to behold in a can't-take-your-eyes-off-the-car-wreck kind of way. But there's a real issue here, and it hinges on the definition of the word "the" in much the same way Bill Clinton tried to redefine "is":

The Rielle deal