Dear Dairy:

It’s a big day for us here; Laura and I are proud to announce the engagement of our daughter Jenna to Henry Hager, a swell young man who has been courting her for some time.

It would have been sorta handy politically if she hooked up with someone on active duty serving in the war against terror, but she told me that rich, well-connected children of powerful fathers who support them financially through their twenties while they work in pro-war Republican politics are in painfully short supply in the military. It’s the main reason she and not-Jenna don’t enlist; they’d have no one to hang out with.

She should check the Texas Air National Guard!