‘Singe, don’t burn.’

The White House Correspondents Association denies telling comedian Rich Little to back off President Bush and the Iraq war. “I cannot be more clear that we never mentioned Iraq, we never gave him any guidelines,” says Steve Scully, president of the WHCA. “The only thing we told him is that we want to follow the policy of the Gridiron Dinner, which is ‘singe, don’t burn’.”