BARACK OBAMA has turned conservative on gun control, wiretapping and withdrawal from Iraq. If he turns Episcopalian, it’ll take a DNA test to distinguish him from President Bush.
THE GROUP of Eight leaders gave a toast with sake cups worth $1,000 each. They are made of wood, rimmed with gold and inlaid with mother-of-pearl. They’re so valuable because each is filled with unleaded premium.
PRESIDENT BUSH met with reporters and Japan’s Yasuo Fukuda (below) in Tokyo. Everyone was tense. An international incident was avoided when Bush did not try to pronounce the prime minister’s name on camera, and just called him “Buddy.”