Magazine article Insight on the News

Lawrence-Huffington Feud Still Sizzles. (Washington in Brief)

Magazine article Insight on the News

Lawrence-Huffington Feud Still Sizzles. (Washington in Brief)

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Shelia Lawrence, widow of late ambassador Larry Lawrence who rested temporarily in an undeserved gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery and was disinterred because of a fabricated war record (as reported by Insight in a story that caused a national sensation), has vowed vengeance against those who exposed the situation.

One of the widow's targets, according to an article in the latest issue of George, is conservative columnist Arianna Huffington. Huffington raised questions about an affair in which Shelia Lawrence was alleged to have engaged with -- guess who? -- President Clinton. Lawrence says Huffington tried "to assassinate my character" and she will "use what legal means are available to me to hold [Huffington] accountable."

The story in George is not particularly kind to Shelia Lawrence, going into some detail about her transition from "secret mistress to the adoring wife of a multimillionaire" via Larry Lawrence's "messy divorce." It makes much of Larry's grab for an ambassadorship and Shelia's desire for a White House position -- ambitions that seemed quite realistic based on hefty campaign donations and hard-driving fund-raising efforts. …

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