Can't you feel it? The excitement? You know, all about Hillary coming over for a flying visit on the way to China? "Tokyo juiced up for Clinton visit" is an actual headline in the Japan Times. A very disturbing image indeed and not one that Our Man wishes to pursue much further. Must be something to do with Japan being run by 80-year-old men. Still, nice to see that in the Skype age we can still get excited by a personal visit from the extended family. Did Our Man ever tell you about his one and only near brush with greatness? The time he was working at a local paper in Arkansas and covered Bill's speech and would have had a chance to shake the first couple's hands, but Our Man had popped out for a quick smoke? It was back to breakfast fetching, weather reports and obits for our intrepid reporter. There's more than one reason Our Man has it in for the tobacco companies.