Diary

Now maybe liberals will join the war on terror

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.