Ask Dr. Notebook

Q: This election mess has left me ashamed. The world is laughing at us! What can I do for my self-esteem?

A: Take heart. Sure, we've got troubles in River City, but look at the Philippines: President JOSEPH ESTRADA (who played a crime fighter in the movies) was impeached two weeks ago on corruption charges: millions in payoffs from illegal gambling. He has denied all, but our actor-President was never even accused of such malarkey. So there.

Next stop, Peru. Its President, ALBERTO FUJIMORI, resigned by sending a Dear Juan letter from Tokyo to Lima. He said it had...

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