Friday, March 14, 2003


From Lloyd Grove:

"I'd like to announce that tonight I'm off to buy a case of French wine."

-- Nebraska senator and oenophile Chuck Hagel at the Marriott yesterday, during a speech critical of fellow Republican President Bush's "unilateralism." Hagel's cheering audience was a State Department-sponsored gathering of the National Council of International Visitors.

I really can't figure out what Hagel's deal is.