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Shame is for Sissies

2005-05-04 14:52:55.396021+00 by petronius 1 comments

According to the Telegraph and NPR, Edward Von Kloberg III is dead. Von (or was it Van?) Kloberg was for many years the top Washington PR flack for Saddam Hussein, Ceasescu of Romania, Mobuto Sese Seko and Samuel Doe, the Butcher of Liberia. He reportedly labored long and hard on a defense for Saddam's gassing of the Khurds. Long a fixture of the DC party circuit, Kloberg was known for his Continental manners (although he was born in NYC) and his silk capes. Despondent over the loss of a lover, he went out with a truly magnificent flair: he threw himself off the parapet of Castel San Angelo near Rome, the same place where Tosca killed herself in the Puccini opera. He will be missed by absolutely no one.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-04 23:43:12.291957+00 by: Dan Lyke

And he still got invited to parties. Says something about the social structure in Washington, no?