Thursday, January 22, 2009

Too Good to be True

As the old saying goes, if it seems too good to be true, it probably isn't.

But all rules have exceptions. The following widely-reported event not only seems too good to be true; it is true. The only question now is whether it has what Glenn Reynolds of calls "cosmic significance."

Here's the story. Link here.

Monday was the last day of the Bush presidency. On that very day, as a fitting coda for one of the defining international conflicts of those years, Bush's arch-nemesis, former French president Jacques Chirac, was viciously attacked by his Maltese poodle, Sumo, and had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment. Chirac's wife told the press that even though the ex-president was quite badly bitten, he is expected to make a full recovery.

It was not the first time said poodle had made what Mme Chirac called: "violent, unprovoked attacks." In fact, the Chiracs were so concerned about the problem that they took Sumo to a medical professional specializing in irrational canine behavior.

Sumo was diagnosed with clinical depression. But since he was not a good candidate for either talk therapy or behavior modification, the doctor prescribed anti-depressants. Alas, they do not seem to have worked.

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