Shame is for Sissies

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Washington lobbyist Edward von Kloberg–whose former clients included Saddam Hussein, Nicolae Ceaucescu, Sese Seko Mobutu, and the vile Burmese regime–has leapt to his death from a castle in Italy.

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  1. Too bad other lobbyists won’t follow his lead…

  2. I mourn the passing of one of K Street’s finest.

  3. He liked to wear a cape?

    Just’bout sez it all.

  4. I never heard of this guy before. Way cool.

  5. Gay guys always throw the best parties.

    Perhaps Buckley could do a book called Thank You For Lobbying based on this guy’s life. It could be a Thank You For Smoking part two.

  6. no shit..his sister lives in my hometown..wow.

  7. Aw…come now let us mourn the self-inflicted passing of a sycophant. Boo hoo.

  8. Gravity is for sissies.

  9. Satan hired him and gave him a first class ticket to hell where they will discuss what Satan wants Kloberg to lobby God about.

    I think he’ll find he’s been stiffed on the expenses one last time.

    cue demonic laughter: Mwuhahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  10. Not to mention the return flight ticket.

  11. Edward von Kloberg…man, even his name sounds Villanous.

    That’s with a capital “V.”

  12. Hey, there was an empty niche in the market and he filled it. So it was an unpopular niche….

  13. Jumped?

    Or pushed?

    But what the police reports don’t say, is that it wasn’t his vomit.

  14. Within a realist’s framework he doesn’t sound too bad. If what he said was true, then yeah he definately filled an important role. Imagine if the guy lobbied away the embargo over Cuba or Iraq. Even being in the employment of the world’s worst, that still would have been a humanitarian miracle.

    The Post article was very sympathetic though.

  15. Nostar, your comment reminds me of what P Diddy said at Johnny Cochrane’s funeral: “He’s not with God yet…but that’s okay. ‘Cuz there’s still someone trying to get in the Pearly Gates, and Johnny’s pleading his case with the Big Man.”

    Finally, Von Kloberg gets to lobby for Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and most former leaders of Latin America…no wonder he jumped at the chance.

  16. See ya! Don’t let the ground hit you on the way down!

  17. “The Post article was very sympathetic though.”

    I thought the article was bizarre. It sprinkled throughout these little tidbits about the cape and other unusual mannerisms, and it actually uses the adjective “flamboyant” in one of the headers.. finally.. POW! they sneak in a mention about the guy’s “life partner” in the very last paragraph. “Oh, by the way, in case you haven’t guessed, THE MAN WAS GAY!!”

    For a left-leaning paper, the Post was certainly milking the sexual innuendo for all it’s worth, like it really makes a fucking difference. I find it really fucking irritating.

  18. “Within a realist’s framework he doesn’t sound too bad. If what he said was true, then yeah he definately filled an important role. Imagine if the guy lobbied away the embargo over Cuba or Iraq. Even being in the employment of the world’s worst, that still would have been a humanitarian miracle.”

    Um, that’s debatable. The antiwar left has really fallen far.

    His clients had countless victims and opponents in their home countries. Perhaps someone took revenge and assassinated the scumbag?

  19. Peter K,

    From the blog of the “antiwar leftist” who made the comment about the realist perspective:

    ‘I urge everyone to check out Catallarchy’s May Day series of posts about communism and its toll on the world. Go here to see a list of all the posts. At least, read one.

    It’s important that we “never forget.”‘

    Ooooooooooooooooops!

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