Son Denies Calling Hashbrowns “Amazing”

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Just having read this morning of the new form of Vatican statement–the officially denied but unofficially admited positive movie review–my son announced that the hashbrowns he had for breakfast were “amazing.” Pressed by his older sister, who doubts the merits of hashbrowns, to explain himself, it was denied that this comment attributed to him constituted an endorsement of hashbrowns at all; rather, it was only said that the boy consumed the hashbrowns, but no words were officially spoken. A breakfast official, however, clarified on the condition that he remain anonymous that the boy had indeed said that the hashbrowns were “amazing.” “It is all a little soap-operatic,” he said.

8:42 am on January 20, 2004