RAVES FOR LECH'S ROASTING OF THE REDS
The Reds were on the run at the Metropolitan Club when
Lech Walesa addressed members of the Victims of Communism
Memorial Foundation the other night. The former president of
Poland drew cheers when he said, "We encouraged (Mikhail)
Gorbachev to try to reform Soviet Communism. We were certain
that if he pulled one brick out, the structure would collapse.
"The Communists were like radishes - red on the outside." The
charismatic Nobel Peace Prize winner, speaking in Polish,
remembered that when Pope John 11 first visited Poland, "even
the commissars and secret police were making the Sign of the
Cross. They didn't know the proper wording, so they just
counted, One, two, three, four..." The foundation is raising
$750,000 to build a monument in Washington to the 100 million
victims of Communism and hopes to break ground this summer.