It will soon be that time of year. This old A&J from 2008 reminds me of a much older joke. President Harry Truman was lecturing White House reporters on the intricacies of rose gardening and extolling the importance of manure. A squeamish Presidential Press Secretary approached First Lady Bess Truman and suggested, “Perhaps you could suggest to the President that ‘fertilizer’ might be a more delicate word than ‘manure.'” Bess replied, “Do you know how long it took me to get him to say, ‘manure?'” Yeah, you’ve heard that one.