What to call the Blagojevich scandal? Mark Krikorian on The Corner bemoans the banality of the ubiquitous “gate” suffiix. Blagogate? Senategate? Tired indeed.
My wife Sheryl Longin has a suggestion: Blag-oy-veh! [Well, she has a point. Ethnic name, ethnic scandal.-ed. That’s what I thought. And it fits for Rahm Emanuel! Didn’t you read on Drudge? He’s not a target of the probe. Well, it’s still a good name.]