* My old high school is selling Mardi Gras beads on Tuesday. I simultaneously cannot and must believe that the administrators either did not think about or were not actually aware of the consequences of a bunch of teenage boys possessing beads on Mardi Gras. I personally am incredibly amused, but I won't be surprised to see some manner of lawsuit result from enraged parents.
* If Saddam actually steps down, will the Bush administration consider that, also, a sign of "deception"? Will anything short of the reduction of Iraq to smouldering, irradiated ruins satisfy Bush's demands?