To America — a country so strong, so great, so rich and so generous that even the worst efforts of both major parties have not screwed her up completely.
* * *We had a great weekend, by and large. I spent six hours in the yard Friday and three Sunday, mowing, weed-whacking, killing volunteer stuff and spreading pine needles in plant beds and around trees. The yard doesn’t look great, exactly, but it looks much better than it did. Ann took Victoria and a friend to see “Rugrats Go Wild” Sunday. Unfortunately, the only part Victoria remembers is the single line of a dog, voiced by Bruce Willis: “Smell my butt.” Great. Just what you want your 5-year-old telling total strangers.