March 29, 2005


59 former U.S. diplomats ask Senate to reject Bolton (The Associated Press, March 30, 2005)

Others who signed the letter include ...Princeton Lyman, ambassador to South Africa and Nigeria under Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton; Monteagle Stearns, ambassador to Greece and Ivory Coast in the Ford, Carter and Reagan administrations; and Spurgeon Keeny Jr., deputy director of the Arms Control Agency in the Carter administration.

How he slipped that past the AP editors is anybody's guess, but it's the funniest thing in today's paper. One assumes their wives--Muffy, Buffy, & Bunny--are still seething over Jews being let into the country club.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 29, 2005 8:27 AM

You can imagine what kind of fun people named "Princeton", "Spurgeon", and "Monteagle" get involved in. I'm going out on a limb here, but I would guess that the rods up their rears have rods up their rears.

Posted by: Mikey at March 29, 2005 8:47 AM

I'm surprised there wasn't a P.S. at the end of the letter blasting Bush for trying to appoint that horrible Wolfowitz fellow to the World Bank.

Posted by: John at March 29, 2005 9:37 AM

You know you're a WASP when...

you not only attended an Ivy League school but you're named for one.

Posted by: cornetofhorse at March 29, 2005 2:09 PM

We ran that story and I laughed out loud when I was proofing it last night.

You can't be a satirist any more.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at March 29, 2005 4:27 PM

Taranto picked up on this

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at March 29, 2005 5:47 PM

I knew I couldn't be the only guy who noticed this when I read it on Lucianne last night. Twenty bucks of my usual currency says all these guys attended Ivy League colleges.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at March 29, 2005 9:10 PM