Dwight Meredith points me to this startling revelation about the DC snipers from NewsMax:
On Wednesday night, shortly before the capture of Muhammad and Malvo, Chief Moose acquiesced to the sniper's demand and read publicly a statement:
"You asked us to say, 'We have caught the sniper like a duck in a noose,' " Moose said, swallowing hard. "We understand that hearing us say this is important to you." ...
A caller to Ed Martin's talk radio program on WGY in Albany, N.Y., says if you take the first letter of each word in the phrase "like a duck in a noose." and exclude the last 'a', the acronym spells "L-A-D-I-N." Now, that's not exactly the way bin Laden's family name is commonly spelled, but Muhammad and Malvo apparently never won a spelling bee.
Frank: (Nervously) "Huhuhuh...."
Flagg: (Takes magazine) "This won't look good on your record."
Frank: "But sir, it's only Reader's Digest, I.."
Flagg: "Not when you eliminate the third, fifth, and sixth letters. Then it's Red's Digest, comrade."