Many thanks to InstaPundit for instapunditing both us and EuroPundits. The new readers are rolling in. Thanks for coming. Hope y'all will sit down and read for a spell, and y'all come back now, you hear?
Also thanks to the OmbudsGod for the links both to us and Trevor from Kaleboel, and for his support in our crusade to clean up La Vanguardia by getting rid of plagiarists Marius Serra and Rafael Ramos, violators of all the ethical codes of honest reporting Tomas Alcoverro, Rafael Poch, and Andy Robinson, and incompetent ombudsman Josep Maria Casasus.
Check out Jonathan's Puerta del Sol Blog out of Madrid for a report on the death at age 101 of Ramon Serrano Suner, Franco's brother-in-law and former minister of Interior (law enforcement) and of Foreign Affairs. Jonathan points out that Serrano Suner may have been the next-to-last person alive to have known both Hitler and Mussolini; Leni Riefenstahl, I assume, would be the last. Serrano Suner was also acquainted with Petain, Ciano, Ribbentrop, and Wild Bill Donovan, and corresponded with Churchill though I can find no evidence they ever met.