Here’s a pair of quotes from the weekend’s newspapers:
Let’s take a minute out and try to imagine what would happen if a series of crises struck the country so that we ran through the line of succession in rather short order. Governed by Dick Cheney. Then Nancy Pelosi. Then Robert Byrd. Then Condoleezza Rice. It sounds like the kind of experiment they perform on lab rats.
— Gail Collins, “The Revenge of Lacy Davenport,” NY Times
And from Italy, as the citizens select their 62nd government in 63 years:
[Silvio] Berlusconi heads a slate that includes his physiotherapist and an unrepentant Fascist, as well as several center-right women who Berlusconi said last week were “surely prettier” than leftist women. Among them is one of the voluptuous dancers normally featured in skimpy clothing on his television networks. –Los Angeles Times
Well, compared to Pelosi and Rice, he’s certainly right. If not correct.