Dear Diary: This morning I met with President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam and in keeping with my normal practice I put him at ease by using an accent familiar to him. "Goo Mornin', Mister Plesident," I said breezily. " Wercom to the Why House. You rike soup?" I asked him." Most rittle yerrow men rike soup." He looked at me with his inscrutable eyes and muttered something about renewing hostilities with the US. People can be strange. What can I possibly have said to offend him?" Fortunately, I had an appointment in Jacksonville, Florida, an hour later and was able to slip away quietly and leave him in jovial presence of Joe Biden. But enough about me.