After Washington Post Music Critic Paul Hume wrote that Margaret Truman “cannot sing very well,” the singer’s father, President Harry Truman, sent Hume a letter. “Some day I hope to meet you,” Truman wrote. “When that happens you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!”
According to William F. Buckley, Jr. in “Up From Liberalism,” “A few years ago a witty observer indulged in a little wishful thinking. ‘If only,’ he said, ‘Mao Tse-tung, back in 1946 or 1947, had criticized Margaret Truman’s singing! China might have been saved!”
I am also indulging in a little wishful thinking after al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader, [al-Zawahri] (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D94I2RM80&show_article=1), called Barack Obama a “house negro.” I’m hoping that that insult will finally inspire liberals to support the war on terrorism.