Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Sound of Music. Yesterday, I heard songs from Sound of Music while I was driving. It was the first movie I ever saw as a child. I remember leaving the theater with a crush on every single female in the movie--at least in that family. You know the story in Lou Cannon's biography of Ronald Reagan? There was an important summit between Reagan and the Soviet leader at the time, so James Baker pressed on Reagan the need to read the briefing book. The next morning, Baker sees Reagan and asked him whether he read the briefing book. Reagan said: [No but] Sound of Music was on TV last night! (In the US, the incompetence and know-nothingness of US presidents are seen as charming and cute.)