Regarding Hastert's smear of Soros.
A reader makes an obvious point about Dennis Hastert's dumb and dastardly attack on George Soros (which Eugene Volokh continues to cover with calm relentlessness): drug legalization is the very last thing illegal drug dealers want to see, since it would put them out of business.
But the reader then makes a non-obvious, but sensible, suggestion: is it possible that the cartels so fear George Soros's drug legalization campaign that they have paid Dennis Hastert to attack him? Like Hastert about Soros, I'm not saying the accusation is true; I'm just saying we don't know.
Links via Heretical Ideas, Mark. A Kleiman, and Volokh.