Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Colin Powell Turns 68 Today!

Me: Happy Birthday, Colin!

You: Who?

Me: Colin Powell. You might remember him as the plucky kid from the South Bronx who survived New York City public schools in the 1940's and 50's, went to college there and received a bachelor's degree in geology.

You: I got nothin', dude.

Me: Maybe you less notably remember him as the U.S. Secretary of State who in 2003 failed miserably to convince all of the world powers except Great Britain that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was on the verge of using them. After that, he fell out of favor with the current White House administration, became politically impotent, slipped into relative obscurity, and can now be seen less often as a guest on news talk shows than Madeleine Albright or Emanuel Lewis.

You: Oh... him. Yeah, happy birthday Conrad.

Me: Colin.

You: Whatever.


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