Helen's Smoking

The highlight of the President’s press conference came when he toyed with ancient columnist Helen Thomas, whose ad homi-nem vitriol against the President over the Iraq War has been ceaseless.

Two days after the exchange, Thomas complained to HUMAN EVENTS Political Editor John Gizzi that "the last time he called on me was three years ago."

Of President Bush’s finally calling on her again, she said: "I think we smoked a peace pipe."