A BETTER GALLON OF MILK. I think Ezrawas right the other day -- it�s silly to expect Rudy Giuliani to know the price of a gallon of milk. For one thing, he�s an empty-nester who might not even buy milk. For another, if he does, he or Judy undoubtedly buys it at a Korean deli on the Upper East Side, where it�s easily north of $4 and, if organic or grass-fed or something like that, probably closer to $7. So he could have given an entirely truthful answer that would have seemed, to his questioner, insanely �out of touch.�
�68 AND ALL THAT. I was genuinely surprised by the offense taken by some to my concluding line in my Martin Luther Kingpost, which said, �Don�t trust aging lefties who tell you �68 was a good year because they really shook the system.�
Several commenters wrote in to say they were of a certain generation and considered that year living hell; one or two asked me to produce an actual aging leftie who would utter such a thing.
BUT SHE�S DESTROYING OUR FOREIGN POLICY! The Syrians are claiming credit, according to the excellent Julian Borger in The Guaridan, for persuading Iran of the �foolishness� of continuing to detain the British sailors and marines. Uh, who was in Syria yesterday? Wouldn�t it be interesting if it turns out that Nancy Pelosi played some sort of role, even a rhetorical one, in encouraging Syria to encourage Iran to release the 15? It doesn�t seem impossible to me that Syrian officials heard a plea from a reasonable, non-war-obsessed and non-region-destroying American and took it into consideration.