Al Franken was at Borders at Columbus Circle last night, ostensibly promoting the paperback release of The Truth (With Jokes)---which apparently has an entirely new long chapter at the end about everything the Bush folks have done since (and including) Katrina. I recommend his work to everyone, because he's the only political writer I iknow who consitstently seems to actually understand all the players and all the history---and provides honest-to-god citations for his facts, generally from nonpartisan sources. If Republican commentators did this (instead of leading with high moral dudgeon or, say, redacting ), I'd respect them a lot more. There used to be Republicans like that: intellectuals who actually saved money and liked to limit government intrusion in our lives. Why aren't those
guys helping to retake the country before we default on all our debt?
Anyway, here's the quick little game (a piece of cake for you National Puzzlers League members). During his talk, he used a sentence that contained two words that are anagrams of each other (like THING and NIGHT). I hereby repeat the sentence with the two words removed and replaced with ONE and TWO. What did he say?
Al: "I don't like the word 'progressive.' We shouldn't be running away from our tradition. We are ONE. And I think ONE should be TWO about calling themselves
P.S. And, oh yes, the answer to the last quiz was: if you change the sentence to BOOS TO GREET CHER, the sentence divides into BOOST, OGRE, ETCHER. My NPL friends weren't buffaloed for a second.
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