Jewish World Review May 6, 2002 / 24 Iyar, 5762
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http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | President Bush performed stand-up comedy at the annual Correspondents Dinner on Saturday. He rehearsed for days. After it became known that David Letterman makes six times what Ted Koppel makes, it changed every president's retirement plans.
Las Vegas oddsmaker Danny Sheridan said Hillary Clinton is a million to one shot to get the Democratic nomination in 2004. Those odds are too high. You can never count out a candidate who has a Xerox copy of every other candidate's FBI file.
The U.S. Naval Base at Guantanomo got another thirty-two Al Qaeda prisoners Friday who were flown in from Afghanistan. They emerged from the plane looking emaciated, exhausted, pale, surly and hungry. You guessed it, they flew commercial.
Colin Powell made a surprise announcement Thursday of a Mideast peace meeting to be held this summer. The idea is to end the climate of hate between warring sides in the Middle East. The peace summit will be held in Europe, Nazis permitting.
Yasser Arafat emerged from his compound Thursday after a month of being holed up inside his headquarters in Ramallah. His emergence was watched very closely. He didn't see his shadow, which means that Saddam Hussein has six more weeks to live.
The U.N. announced progress in getting weapons inspectors back into Iraq. The smart money is on compliance. Saddam Hussein will never tie Fidel Castro's all-time record until he outlives another seven presidents who vowed to get rid of him.
President Bush refused any comment Friday on France's national election. You can't blame him for being gun shy. The candidate for governor he picked to win the GOP primary in California ran so far behind he finished first in the next race.
The American Council of the Blind sued the U.S. Friday demanding changes in the currency, including different lengths and widths for different denominations. What do they mean different denominations? Every president allowed on the money was Episcopalian.
Bill Clinton met with NBC executives on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of hosting an afternoon talk show. It's unprecedented. This would be the first afternoon talk show that's guaranteed to be over by the time your husband gets home.
President Bush and Laura bowed their heads with White House guests Thursday to mark National Prayer Day. Thank goodness the special prosecutor law expired. President Bush will never be impeached for having Oral Roberts in the Oval Office.
Charles Lindbergh's grandson Erik retraced his grandfather's 1927 flight from New York to Paris. His grandfather was a well- known Hitler sympathizer. When Erik Lindbergh landed in Paris on Thursday, he was awarded the Presidency of France.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder met with officials Friday to discuss last week's school shooting in Berlin. He called for a limit on TV violence. It seems a bit unfair, given Germany's history, to suddenly blame everything on Baretta reruns.
The United States, the U.N., Europe, and Russia agreed to hold a Mideast peace conference. We know how this ends. When it's all over, Palestine will have a garment factory, blue berets, a piece of Czechoslovakia and a toilet paper shortage.
Yasser Arafat emerged from a month's captivity Thursday, shaking and defiant and angry, to be interviewed on ABC Nightline. It was one nervous interview. Everyone ran for cover when he told Ted Koppel there's something he had to get off his chest.
Ariel Sharon told ABC Nightline Wednesday he favors a buffer zone to prevent terrorists from crossing into Israel. He wants a border with walls, trenches, and barricades. They say life imitates art, but more often it imitates Pat Buchanan.
Congress on Tuesday dismissed eleven teenage House pages who had been caught in possession of marijuana by local authorities. They can't ignore the laws of the land just because they work on Capitol Hill. They have to be elected to do that.