Talk About Burying the Lede

Richard Holbrooke, longtime diplomat, died today in Washington after surgery to repair a tear in his aorta. I post this not because I have much to say about Holbrooke's life or works per se, but because of the jaw-droppping final sentence of the lengthy obituary in the Washington Post. Really, you won't believe it. Or, if you do, you won't believe that it wasn't in the first paragraph...or its...


The Hiatt Washington Post tells me that sixty-nine percent of the American people support Barack Obama's Excellent Tax Capitulation Deal. Why is that seeming so familiar to me? Oh,'s because 69% is the exact figure the selfsame Post told me about a few years ago, too. I'm sure it's just a coincidence...right??