I’ve done my level best to avoid the whole Duke rape case brouhaha, but nonetheless it’s preyed on the back of my mind for some time now. And I think my subconscious has stumbled on a solution that should satisfy most people.
DA Mike Nifong should hold a press conference and announce that everything up to this point has been the tragic consequences of someone in his office grabbing the wrong file. They took the notes for an upcoming novel of his involving college students and a stripper and treated them as a legitimate case, instead of the real case notes — the prosecution of David Duke for intellectually raping the truth. Nifong had carelessly labeled both folders “Duke Rape,” and one of his aides had simply taken the wrong one.
The combination of a sincere apology, along with the good will Nifong will collect for going after Duke, should make the whole problem just go away — like it so richly deserves.