Conrad Black invokes his wife's health in an attempt to wheedle his way back into the peaceable kingdom.
Actually, I am starting to soften towards His Blackness, if only because he seems positively classy when measured against folks like The Vampire Teneycke. No! Really! They say adversity builds character, and being imprisoned has obviously been a positive experience for the guy. Waterboard him a few times and he'll be almost human... and then let him back into the country.
He's like a tough piece of meat. He needs tendering, and that usually requires whacking with a stick.
PS. Don't look at Barb's picture when you're reading the paragraph above: "meat"..."whacking"...and etc..
Or take a shower now.