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Daily Freeman Life Editor Ivan Lajara talks about journalism, living in the Hudson Valley, language, the Web, cats and even politics. But he shouldn't.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Irrelevant item of the day:

Everybody has been paying much attention to the Senate committee hearings on Iraq for the last two days -- the report on the surge.

Gen. David H. Patraeus' nickname, when he was growing up in Cornwall-on-Hudson, was Peaches Patraeus, according to the acid pen of New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.

I wonder if President Bush -- much fond of nicknames as it is known (Rummy, Condy, et al) -- calls the commander in Iraq and one-time Hudson Valley resident "Peaches."

The White House said President Bush will address the nation at 9 p.m. Thursday in respond to the general's recommendations.

But somehow I doubt the president will use "Peaches" in his speech.
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