Well, it is desperation time for the Levy family. The heavy odds are that Chandra is dead. And the D.C. police are scaling back their investigation right now, a subject of this evening's "Talking Points" memo.
It's a heartbreaking situation, of course. And in order to keep the case in the public eye, Chandra's parents held a press conference in which their private pain was made public. Here are some excerpts.
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SUSAN LEVY, CHANDRA LEVY'S MOTHER: I really don't care about the polygraph. I just want the truth to come out and I want my daughter home. And someone, as I said, right from the beginning knows where my daughter is. There are truths out there that hasn't been answered and I'd like those people to come forward.
My daughter is a very private person. And she's, I would say, a bright lady. And she's not a slut as some people have quoted the news media. And I think she's -- was very much in love with this particular person.
I honestly said, "Chandra," when she left to Washington, I said, "don't you become a Monica Lewinsky." And look at what happened. It's beyond...
ROBERT LEVY, CHANDRA LEVY'S FATHER: Much, much worse.
S. LEVY: I mean, I warned her. I said, "You know, we want you to think about your safety at all times and be selective." But you know, you can give a child and teach them what you think is correct, right or wrong, and still they make their choices.
R. LEVY: Or they're confronted by evil. You know, they're just confronted by evil and whatever you teach them won't help if evil gets them.
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O'REILLY: I don't know about you, but that was hard for me to watch. Imagine your life being dramatically changed by an unresolved situation that most likely is a homicide. Every feeling American can sympathize with the Levys and feel bitterness toward Congressman Condit for not helping them out.
At this point, the tide has changed as far as Condit is concerned. The authorities say they are not even pushing him to take a lie detector test anymore. That sounds very strange to me as the guy has acted suspiciously from the very beginning of this mysterious case. But hey, I don't have access to the information the police have.
I also do know that the American public is kind of getting fed up with cases like this one and O.J. Simpson and JonBenet Ramsey and Robert Blake. We know that law enforcement is very difficult these days, but nonresolution to high-profile cases erodes confidence in the system and encourages evildoers. A nonresolution in the Levy case will not go down easily, but that is what we may be facing. And that's the memo.
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