Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Raspberry Jam

I was reminded by a reader of an editorial that appeared in Aviation Week in September, 2004, during some of the darkest days of the shutdown:

The Ghost of Raspberry Jam Lost
Aviation Week & Space Technology Editorial 09/20/2004, page 66

When Lord Wellington was hotly pursuing Napoleon to drive him from the Iberian peninsula, an allegation arose that certain accountable items had been lost or misplaced. Word of these indiscretions was fanned to a fever pitch in London newspapers, which provoked a predictable inquiry from accountants in Whitehall, the Pentagon of its day.


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