You'll Definitely Want To Avoid the California Roll


Dramatic before and after pictures of Viktor Yushchenko's ravaged face, and another comparison, both illustrating an AP story on accusations that the Ukrainian opposition leader was poisoned in September during a private dinner with Ihor Smeshko, head of Ukraine's internal security services. Details from the Austrian doctors in The Star in South Africa, and a birth-of-a-leader narrative in the Globe and Mail with more information on the poison theory.

I'm not making any accusations. I have limited experience with food poisoning and in this case the political is personal—I just had a nice Thanksgiving playing the turd in a punchbowl of international leftists who were birddogging Bush for the way he's handling the Ukraine crisis. But I will say I've never seen a sushi that could do this to you.