Nation: Sorry About That

Scene: The White House, on a recent weekend. After an intermission in strategy talks about Viet Nam, President Nixon rejoins his foreign affairs adviser, Henry Kissinger. They confer.


Henry, I just shot 120.


Oh, Mr. President, your golf game is improving.

THE PRESIDENT: I was bowling, Henry.


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