Aug. 28, 2015
Initially, I thought the news was beyond parodying. The Associated Press ran a story last week headlined: “U.N. to let Iran inspect nuke work site.” I soon realized that this revelation — a secret side agreement under which Iran is to police its own suspect nuclear weapons facilities — was too ludicrous not to parody.
A radio talk show host asked me how this was different from letting professional athletes test their own urine for performance-enhancing drugs. A colleague said the next time the IRS questioned his tax return, he’d offer to conduct a “self-audit.” It occurred to me that erratic drivers could administer their own breathalyzer tests: “Officer, if I’ve been drinking, I’m going to find out about it, and I will definitely let you know!”