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    If the ink gets too hot for Voyles,

    Hi! Everyone who helped me with my poor English!
    I thank you very much for your help.
    Today at last I finished the novel, the Pelican Brief.
    Now I will read 'Partner' written by John Grisham.

    Then I don't understand the underlined. (P 422 in the Chapter 43 of Pelican Brief)
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    "Probably Voyles and his tape. You have to anticipate a White House denial of any interference, and if the ink gets too hot for Voyles, he'll attack with a vengeance. I'd like to have the tape."
    "And after that?"
    "Depends on a lot of unknowns. After six o'clock in the morning, the competition gets much stiffer. There'll be a million rumors and a thousnad stories, but every paper in the country will be wedging in.
    "But you'll be the star," she siad with admiration, not sarcasm.
    "Yeah, I'll get my fifteen minutes."
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    I will explain this context. The speaker is a reporter who wants to reveal the
    relationship between White House and a malicious big shot, who supported a lot of money for the President election. Voyles is the director of FBI. He doesn't like President.

    I'd appreciate your help!

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    Re: If the ink gets too hot for Voyles,

    'the ink' - comment in the newspapers
    'too hot' - vitriolic, hostile, animated
    'wedging in' - , but maybe trying to squeeze into the papers (especially the
    front page, preferably above the fold! Otherwise on a right-hand page) that is, competing
    for attention
    'my 15 minutes' - a reference to 15 minutes of fame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: If the ink gets too hot for Voyles,

    "Probably Voyles and his tape. You have to anticipate a White House denial of any interference, and if the ink gets too hot for Voyles, he'll attack with a vengeance. I'd like to have the tape."
    If Voyles thinks that the source of the election money could become known by the public he will do everything to avoid that.
    That's why the reporter wants to have the tapes, evidence.

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    Re: If the ink gets too hot for Voyles,

    Sorry BobK, it takes me at least ten minutes to respond to such a post
    When I succeed at last I'm usually too late

    Edit: When I finally succeed (better?)
    Last edited by Miner49'er; 24-Feb-2007 at 14:03.

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