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Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Stats that Shape a Presidential Address
Hours Saddam and his "kids" (thanks, Tom Brokaw) have to get out of Dodge . . . er, Iraq: 48
"Nu-cu-lar" count: 2
Number of kamikazes consumed: 2 (and they were really tasty)

Okay, I don't want to dwell on this but---even through the haze of beady-eyed glares, rampant mispronunciations, lisped sloganeering, and vodka---two things are abundantly clear:

--Bush was at half mast while talking about invading Iraq.

--Somewhere in his contract, there is a stipulation that he has to be introduced as "Washington Bureau Chief and Moderator of Meet the Press Tim Russert." Man, I'm sick of that.

See ya at lunch. Maybe.