Last July, in this space, I wrote that “if you want to spend a strange afternoon, google ‘Scott Bloch’ and just see what pops up. Too weird for words.”
Don’t say you weren’t warned – and it’s getting stranger yet.
The Washington Post reports today that Bloch, former “Special Counsel of the United States” under George W. Bush, has filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) suit against Karl Rove and others seeking $200 million in damages. Even in a town where it takes a “billion here and a billion there and pretty soon we’re talking about real money,” that’s real money. Prison sentences of the kind Bloch recently received, it seems, do not make the heart grow fonder.