Andrew Sullivan reports that the likely new leader of the British Tories is a man named Michael Howard. That means that if the right loses power in the U.S. to the current Democratic front-runner, wins power in the U.K., and holds power in Australia, the Coalition of the Willing will be led by three Howards: Howard Dean, Michael Howard, and (I had to look up his first name) John Howard. Assuming of course that the U.S. does not abandon the coalition if the Democrats win next year . . . . Perhaps I should add that I had to look up the Australian Howard's first name not because he is unimportant, but because he is now the only important Howard in the world so everyone just calls him 'Howard'. That may not last.
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The last trio of Howards to be preeminent in their field was Curly, Moe, and Shemp. How would these be matched up with Dean, Michael, and John? Place your suggestions in the comments, and be sure to give specific reasons for each identification.Posted by Dr. Weevil at October 30, 2003 02:00 PM