My Kingdom for a Dry Cleaner

From today’s New York Times (“Impeachment’s Props Become Stuff of History”):

What has become of the blue dress that contained evidence of Monica S. Lewinsky’s relationship with the President …? Elizabeth Ray, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Independent Counsel, said all evidence in the impeachment proceedings was being kept in storage, temporary property of Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel. Mr. Starr’s staff is still “researching” whether to turn over to the National Archives the dress …

Chatterbox yields to no one in his passionate commitment to historic preservation. But he draws the line at future schoolchildren being escorted past the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and … the president’s dried spunk. He doesn’t even think the dress should be quartered for scholars at the National Archives annex in College Park, Maryland. A reasonable compromise might be to stash it somewhere at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, where future generations of doctors can examine whether there’s a chemical basis for sexual addiction. But Chatterbox, who’s always thought the blue dress was a bit of a red herring (see “Follow the Semen“), prefers that it be returned to Monica Lewinsky.