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    (The PBS "American Masters" series did a show on Mort Sahl, who had
    these anecdotes about Alexander Haig:)
    Haig offered Sahl a Cuban cigar, whereupon Sahl wondered how an
    anti-communist such as Haig could be supporting Cuba by smoking their
    cigars. Haig replied that he preferred to think of it as burning their
    crops to the ground.
    Sahl and Haig were discussing Henry Kissinger. Sahl mentioned that, of
    course, Kissinger could not be the US President since he was not born
    in the US. Haig said, no, that's a common misconception, Kissinger was
    born in the US. "How did he get that accent?" asked Sahl. Haig
    replied, "From never listening to anybody."

    I heard Mort Sahl tell this story about Al Haig on the CBS
    morning TV program on March 24, 1987; this version is
    paraphrased from my notes.
    When Prime Minister Nakasone visited President Reagan, he
    asked for the auto import restrictions to be rescinded,
    saying ''We've had a rougher time of it; consider
    The Gipper was nonplused. ''What has that got to do
    with it?''
    ''Well, we've never destroyed one of your cities,''
    replied Nakasone.
    Quickly Haig cut in: ''What about Detroit?''

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