Rupert Murdoch Remembered

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I realize, of course, that Rupert Murdoch is still very much around. 

In fact, I dined last night with two prominent front-benchers of the British Labor Party who hope Rupert Murdoch is around for a very long time.  One of them called Prime Minister David Cameron "a dead man walking" and said that betting circles placing wagers on whether he will be the next government minister to leave office has narrowed from 50:1 to 4:1.

But going through a pile of notes, I found my scribbles listening to Rupert Murdoch at Richard Attias' excellent New York Forum last year. 

Pumping the political fortunes of Sarah Palin then, Murdoch said:

We didn't buy Alaska to save the moose.

I'm not going to offer an interpretation.  Just a Murdoch-ian line to remember when remembrances of the lead protagonist in his own Shakespearian tragedy are eventually offered.

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