To: JZelle; Constitution Day
Princeton Lyman? Monteagle Stearns? Spurgeon Keeny Jr.? If Norman Lear's shows had wacky characters like that, they would still be in syndication. It's a good rule of thumb that anything to which 59 economists, bureaucrats or diplomats are prepared to sign an open letter objecting is by definition a good thing. But that goes double when the 59 panjandrums lined up against you are Princeton Monteagle Jr, President Nixon's ambassador to the Spurgeon Islands; Spurgeon Monkfish III, President Ford's ambassador to the Lyman Islands; Dartmouth Monticello IV, President Johnson's personal emissary to His Serene Highness the Monteagle of Keeny; Columbia Long-Playing-Album, the first diplomat to be named by President Carter to the State Department's Name Control Agency; and Vasser Peachy-Keeny, the first woman to be named Vasser Peachy-Keeny. One sees their point, of course: Let a fellow called "John" Bolton become ambassador and next thing you know Earl and Bud will want the gig.
Soda, meet sinuses.
(Ted's a large majority just by himself these days, but it's still not enough. )
posted on 04/04/2005 12:03:09 PM PDT
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