Andrew Ferguson's latest column makes mention of an anecdote I'd never heard and found extraordinarily touching:
Though he's disdained Yale since his graduation in 1968, George W. Bush agreed to host a 35th class reunion.
One classmate, Petra Leilani Akwai, had undergone a sex change since graduation . . . Akwai greeted the president in the receiving line.
"You might remember me as Peter when we left Yale," she said.
"And now you've come back as yourself," Bush said.