MEMORIES….The most remarkable phrase in print Friday was Brigadier General Mark Scheid’s recollection about Donald Rumsfeld’s response when Scheid said they ought to think about doing some postwar planning in Iraq: “I remember the secretary of defense saying that he would fire the next person that said that.”

Second place goes to this, from Jennifer Medina in the New York Times:

In answering repeated questions about the scandal….

Yes, that’s the Monica Lewinsky scandal that the stars of the Times “repeatedly” asked Ned Lamont about at a dinner on Wednesday. The mind reels.

But there’s lots of tennis on today and a pretty good football game later this evening, so that’s probably about it for today’s blogging. Who do you think will face Federer in tomorrow’s final?

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