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There are so many mysteries in life to ponder....like how come the Three Musketeers always fought with swords...But our current question concerns the mysterious death (and subsequent local media blackout) of Republican politico R. Gregory Stevens on or about February 26th. News of his untimely demise didn't really get into the LA newstream until March 4th in LA Observed.

The kicker is that Stevens died in Carrie Fisher's guestroom. He'd been staying with La Fisher in order to attend Academy Award festivities, including a pre-Oscar bash on Friday, February 25th hosted by Bryan Lourd, an uber agent and the father of Fisher's child. No word yet on the exact cause of Mr. Stevens's death, but we're all pondering the real unspoken question hovering over this Oscar tragedy; what Fisher was doing hanging around a Republican operative... but no one's talking. Even Ted Casablanca remains mum on the subject. He published a cryptic quote about the news in his "Awful Truth" column on today's Eonline.com saying "Nobody talks bad about Carrie."

We can forgive Carrie, a beloved, ex-Goodtime Sally, anything, but we can't help but wonder if our Princess Leia has gone over to the dark side and embraced the Republicans. We comfort ourselves with the thought that recovering addicts and compassionate manic-depressive survivors attract strange bedfellows...