Dear Diary: Today is the day of the annual Diplomatic Corpse Holiday Reception. Awkwaard, given the simultaneous official report on Benghazi killings. Hilary won't be there as she's still nursing her perfectly-timed diplomatic concussion. Meantime I'm trying to find a credible task to keep Joe Biden otherwise occupied. He has previously publicly confused Iraq with Iran and might wish the Arabs a Happy Hanukkah and then tell the Palestinians to stop building settlements on the East Bank. Where Joe goes, World War 3 is never far behind. I am gratified that Time has recognized me as Person of the Year once again, but, seriously dudes, was there ever really an alternative?