Mrs. Barbara Bush is here today for our annual memorial dinner and to talk to the Ashbrook Scholars which, I should add, C-SPAN is taping and will run sometime between 8pm and 11pm (Eastern time) on Saturday, so I will stop blogging for the day. So I end with this joke from todays Jay Nordlingers column:
The following joke — said to be current in Iraq — has been making the rounds here:
"The eight Saddam body doubles are gathered in one of the bunkers in downtown Baghdad. Tariq Aziz, the deputy prime minister, comes in and says, I have some good news and some bad news. They ask for the good news first.
"Aziz says, The good news is that Saddam is still alive, so you all still have jobs.
"And the bad news? they ask.
"Aziz replies, Hes lost an arm."