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March 4, 2002 Issue

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  • Column

    Kenny Boy

    (A Houston version of the Irish folk song)

    Oh, Kenny Boy, your friends are disappearing.
    They don’t know you, much less your kvetchy wife.
    Yes, it’s sad when pols that you’ve been shmeering
    Now hope that you’ll get twenty years to life.
    They sang your song: They passed deregulation.
    They passed your laws. They bent the regs your way.
    But now they track your every obfuscation.
    Old Kenny Boy, their Kenny Boy’s now Mr. Lay.

    Calvin Trillin


  • Black Mischief

    On East Capitol Street a few years ago, I was in a taxi when a car pulled suddenly and dangerously across our bow. My driver was white, with a hunter’s cap and earmuffs and an indefinable rosy hue about his neck. The offending motorist was black. Both vehicles had to stop sharply. My driver did not, to my relief, say what I thought he might have been about to say.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • Making Money, the Bush Way

    You have to hand it to George Bush the senior for hustle. Back in 1998, he took at least $80,000 in stock from Global Crossing in return for speaking for the company in Tokyo.

    Robert Scheer
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