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Henry Kissinger? Naive? Oh, dear lord.

Brain is frozen. Cannot write to save my life. Pretty soon I'm going to have to go back to remedial block-breaking techniques. In the meantime...

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Did she really say that HK is naive? I've seen a couple of references on blogs but I didn't hear the original quote.

Wow. She really is stoopid.
It's backhanded, and you could instead decide it just means she has no clue what Kissinger thinks. The NYTimes article has the details. Last couple of grafs.
“Are you saying Henry Kissinger is naïve?” Ms. Couric asked. Ms. Palin replied, “I’ve never heard Henry Kissinger say, ‘Yeah, I’ll meet with these leaders without preconditions being met.’
But that's more or less what he's said.

Edited at 2008-09-27 12:43 am (UTC)
I have not done "Gas-ring Alchemy" yet!

And ASH's approach to margaritas is a good one. Mr Pedia would agree strongly with him on the importance of a silver tequila that sits back in the mix. I'm not sure where he stands on triple secs vs Cointreau. (I like Cointreau in my margaritas.)
V-8 with 4 drops of oil of oregano on top is the MOST disgusting thing evar! 's what I keep my sinuses clear with, but it's gross enough to make even writing look good.
I'm pretty sure you wouldn't care much for any of the recipes I could give you. Margaritas were a specialty of mine for nearly a decade, but salt was always an essential. Don't know what ASH is talking about. Switched to Appletinis and then Cosmos and finally went in for Malibu on the rocks (crushed ice only) in a glass (never ever plastic) before I was pretty much forced to quit drinking altogether. Whiskey Sours were always a Christmas favorite. See? Nothing you'd like, but could I still hit you up for a commentary? If so, I'll take T&P for 500, Alex.
I've had good Cosmos, and the occasional specialty martini that didn't suck. Today at lunch I had a Havana Sunrise at the local Cuban restaurant while my coworkers sucked down mojitos. This place does fabulous mojitos. They're kinda last year's trendy drink, I realize, but when they're good they're yummy.
An addendum to my previous comment: You're gonna hafta come through with an actual recipe to buy commentary on a long story like T&P, babe.
Never heard of mojitos. Hate to learn they're actually last year's drink and I have no idea what they are.

Malibu on the rocks doesn't count? Then I'll tell you that the best Cosmoses are made with Rose's Cocktail Infusions Cranberry Twist and Smirnoff vodka. I fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice, pour half vodka, half Rose's, shakey shakey, and then pour (through filter, don't let ice out) into Crate and Barrel cow glass (all drinks taste best in these for some mysterious reason). Like Head, I recommend letting the ice melt a little bit first. Slightly watered down is best.

Best margaritas contain Cuervo Gold. I've tried tons of different tequilas and it has the best flavor in a mixed drink. We prefer to use the Cuervo margarita mix instead of Triple Sec. Drink icey, never frozen, don't be stingy with the salt. (Several of my friends are serious alcohol users and have convinced me of the true benefit of the pre-made mixes. Many snobbies will tell you to avoid, but I swear after much experimentation, I've learned to trust my alcoholic friends.) My father makes killer margaritas with Triple Sec, etc, but Daddy's drinks taste like rocket fuel, and leave everyone too plastered to enjoy more than one.

Dad also makes excellent whiskey sours. Uses a mix, not fine whiskey (mixed drinks don't often require really good quality liquor, depending on what mix you use and what drink you're making). We make it by the vat on Christmas Eve, and they're so yummy, I nearly ruined Christmas day for the kiddies a few years ago by failing to help Santa and husband ready the gifts, 'cause I was too busy sleeping off my drunken stupor. W. Sour powdered mix, 1 1/2 jiggers of whiskey per envelope, fill blender 3/4 of the way with ice, garnish with maraschino cherries and orange slices. The frozen, alcohol-ladened fruit makes a super special treat when you've downed the last of your drink.

Appletinis? Rose's mix again with vodka, same as Cosmos. Nice and smooth. Do not use Sour Apple Pucker. It leaves you shitfaced, and not in a good way.

Hmm. That's all I got. But really, none of them beat Malibu over crushed ice. Sickly sweet coconut-flavored rum? Yum yum. Oh, how I miss my vices.
Mr P and I have been drinking our way through Wondrich's Killer Cocktails, so we're deep into the No Premade Mixes Rocket Fuel cocktail experience just now.

Our favorite Xmas drink is homemade egg nog. Cream and eggs and rum and nutmeg and try to walk straight after one. Too rich to have more than once a year, but omg wonderful.

T&P commentary in progress, after Alchemy's done.