Dohiyi Mir
    In Which NTodd Says His Peace

Monday, December 01, 2003
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And The Winner Is...


Rummy!

A comment last year by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the hunt for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was awarded the "Foot in Mouth" prize Monday by Britain's Plain English Campaign.

Rumsfeld, renowned for his uncompromising tough talking, received the prize for the most baffling comment by a public figure.

"Reports that say something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know," Rumsfeld told a news briefing.

"We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know."

John Lister, spokesman for the campaign, which strives to have public information delivered in clear, straightforward English, said: "We think we know what he means. But we don't know if we really know."

That's one of my all-time fave Rummy sayings. The big guy's had a pretty tough year, so I'm glad he's picked up this award. It should salvage 2003 for him.

I was disappointed that the article didn't mention any of the Rummy caption contests we've held here, let alone the winners and all the great captions submitted, and completely ignored my Rummy poetry. Ah well, I guess there's more work to be done...

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