POLITICAL NOTE: Modern Mercury

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Best skit in Washington's famed Gridiron Club show this winter was laid on cloud-bedecked Mt. Olympus (a setting borrowed from Lunt & Fontanne's successful play, Amphitryon 38). In it Mercury reported to Jupiter on the affairs of the Earth below, and Jupiter told Mercury how he ran Olympus. Excerpt:

Jupiter: Never admit a mistake, son, or you won't be a god any longer.

Mercury: But don't you ever make mistakes, poppa?

Jupiter: Yes—and some of them get confirmed by the Senate.

To some of the audience who glanced from the stage to the...

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