The Syrian government spokesman recently said that President Assad is the “only hope” for democratic reforms in Syria. Does anyone have the spokeman’s phone number? I want to hire him to join Maz Jobrani’s “Axis of Evil Comedy Tour.” While you’re at it, can you get me Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s number too? Apparently he has an even better sense of humor. When he ordered his military to crackdown leading to over 50 protesters’ deaths two Fridays ago, many of his commanders and rank-and-file defected to the revolutionary movement. He called their defection a coup against, wait for it, “democracy.” What jokers!