There is a small scale battle in the media over the firing of Judith Regan. I have always liked Judy Regan and do not buy this one. Regan has been walking a tightrope and her latest book does a hatchet job on Mickey Mantle. Mantle is much loved figure and in no way deserves this type of abuse. The new Simpson book was certainly in bad taste but Kitty Kelley has made a career on such fare.
Regan is said to have blamed her firing on a cabal of Jews. When people are fired they sometimes say or do stupid things. Regan has no record of this type of behavior and allegedly was a hellion to work for. Having worked for similar types this is not a crime. I do not think there is substance to this charge. If she said it, this is not the reflective of a classy brilliant business woman who should move ahead and form her own company. A smart venture capatalist would be wise to get involved with an independent Regan books.
I do want to point out the media does have selective standards on this stuff. George Allen's comments from twenty years ago were relevant. However, Hillary Clinton's widely reported anti-semitic remarks drew no reaction. I do not buy Hillary's claim about embracing Mrs Arafat after her remarks about Israelis poisoning Psuedostinian drinking water.
Here's hping Judy Regan moves on to bigger and better things.
Beamish in 08, Ducky to Gitmo and the new John Brown Superfly the Progressive Dope Dealer headed to the blogosphere.