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The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
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Saturday, August 16, 2003
 
Rest in Hell


His Grace! impossible! what dead!
Of old age too, and in his bed!...
Behold his funeral appears,
Nor widow's sighs, nor orphan's tears,
Wont at such times each heart to pierce,
Attend the progress of his hearse.
But what of that, his friends may say,
He had those honors in his day.
True to his profit and his pride,
He made them weep before he died.

-- Swift

It seems that attempts were made by those who held the strange opinion that Idi Amin hadn't already been blotting the world for too long to find him some donated kidneys that might delay his journey to the nether regions a few years longer. Fortunately, the available organs proved to be incompatible, although Amin did say they were "delicious".

Amin's death, which set off widespread mourning absolutely nowhere, left his coveted title of "Craziest Living Homicidal Ex-dictator" open. Although insiders say Saddam Hussein has the inside track to replace Amin, his reign is expected to be a short one, since the "living" part is mandatory for all title holders. Kim Jong Il and Ayatollah Khameini are both reported to be making quiet inquiries on replacing Hussein, should they lose their current positions.



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