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Opinion: The Curmudgeon on “Get Out of Jail Free”

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon, who has played Monopoly© since adolescence, has just realized the Brazilian significance of the “get out of jail free” card. The Gang of Four, a/k/a the leaders of the vote-buying “Mensalão” scheme, were convicted and jailed. Now, they are free. Why?

Cue sound track from the 1968 Coasters hit Along Came Jones!: “Slow-walkin' Jones, Slow-talkin' Jones, Along came long, lean, lanky Jones”.

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