Dear Dairy:

Word came yesterday that China executed a former government official who had been found guilty in Chinese court of crimes in his official capacity. Some may say that execution is too extreme a penalty for misconduct, but I do not agree. I feel that public officials must be held to a higher standard, as they are the models whose behavior their society will emulate. When they are found to be corrupt, they must face the most unflinching punishment, for the good of society. A government that doesn’t enforce consequences on itself has no moral weight.

Also, today I got a thank-you card from Scooter Libby---attached to a box of 2007 Topps Baseball cards!

The Hobbyist President,