May 21, 2006

Magic Asterisk

So many "facts" today need to come with an asterisk. For example, George Bush was elected President in 2000*

*The other guy got more votes.

Or the United States supports freedom in the world.*

*Except in Saudi Arabia, were women can't even be shown in the media.

So two new stories come with asterisks.

Barry Bonds has tied Babe Ruth for career home runs.*

*That whole steroid thing.

The Iraqi government, five months after the election, has managed to form a government.*

*The most importance government posts, the head of the army and police, haven't been filled because not agreement has been reached. The situation in Iraq does not hinge on who's running the tourism ministry.

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