[Pause] [taps microphone] [aside: 'hey, can someone turn down the volume on this thing? Thanks.]
Since the vicious partisan scandals surrounding my administration have become a distraction from the important work of the American people, I hereby announce that I am stepping down from position of wealth and power as a Times and Seasons co-blogger to spend more time with my family. I vigorously deny all wrong-doing and solemnly promise to devote my time to searching for the real killers.
I really am resigning and setting up a new blog called the Junior Ganymede, www.jrganymede.com. I’m quitting amicably. Though I wouldn’t want most of my former cobloggers to be in charge of picking a teacher for my children, I would be happy to have most of them be a teacher for my children.* I like ‘em all. My former cobloggers have graciously allowed me to retain my access to the backroom while I transfer my old drafts and steal their code for the new site. They also have graciously allowed me to pick a suitable post from the Junior Ganymede for cross-posting here every week or so.
My only regret is that the Times and Seasons back list conversations were often so critical of me and that some of them were eventually published, despite our understanding that they were to be confidential. (I went by ‘Marty Peretz’ on the back list.)
So long, see ya around.
*Yes, this is deliberately obscure. Waah.