A Farewell to Smarm


In honor of Ari Fleischer's last day as Capo di Tutti Spinners, let's all take a moment to recall some of our favorite Ari moments. I still get misty eyed when I recall the time his well-worn righteous indignation schtick ventured so far into the preposterous that the Washington press corps actually laughed him off stage. And there's the classic:

I think the burden is on those people who think he didn't have weapons of mass destruction to tell the world where they are.

Ari was a "Whopper of the Week" regular at Slate, and you can review the good times here, here, here, and most recently here.

If you're finding it hard to let go, you can always stop by the Ari Fan Club to commiserate with other Ari-lovers.