Afghan Strongman Hires Serial Plagiarist in PR CoupS

Gerald Posner—the former Daily Beast writer who's recently been found to have plagiarized one bazillion times—is also an attorney. Mahmood Karzai is the crooked brother of Afghanistan's president. Together, they're a legal PR combo that cannot lose!(?)

Posner wrote a letter to the editor of the WSJ today defending "my client Mahmood Karzai." Mr. Karzai is "willing to take a lie-detector test" to prove he's not a crook. Just don't ask his lawyer to do that! Amirite? Anyhow, not even noon yet, and this day is already bizarre. Birds of a feather, etc.

[Miami New Times. Pic: AP]