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The real clue will be that we have once again suspended disbelief.
And if you read reporter Mark Friedman's article in this issue, you'll note speculation that bankers and county officials suspended disbelief because of Lewis' "good reputation" as "an expert on rural improvement district bonds, which do not have to be registered in Arkansas.
It is perhaps a bit too much for my sensibilities and suspended disbelief to imagine a rat so craving the human female species the way that he does .
I've also been privileged to commentate on Arsenal title triumphs there, admire Tony Adams and his back five, wonder at Thierry Henry's audacious goals and thrill at seeing Dennis Bergkamp (right) holding the North Bank in suspended disbelief at some of his staggering skills.