The Corner

Get Out Your Hankies (Cont.)

A mathematical acquaintance has a different take on it:

“Derb—May I propose the ‘Vote For This Or You’re a Low Down Polecat Act’

that would grant mathematicians a lifetime stipend of a couple hundred grand

a year. Alternate names: ‘Only Wife-beaters Would Vote Against This Act,’

or perhaps ‘Universal Peace, Happiness and Brotherhood Act.’ … Whatever

it takes to get that lifetime stipend.”

Incidentally, prior to signing the act, the Prez had a meeting with some

victims, including Mrs. Peterson’s mother, and they **did** have their

hankies out. There is a photograph in my morning edition of LONG ISLAND

NEWSDAY (but not on the web version).

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