Rumsfeld honored for ‘public service.’

On Feb. 23, the University Club will be giving former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld — who became a member in November — its “highly coveted William Howard Taft Public Service Award.” The event — which sold out “within 48 hours of the first announcement” — will also feature Tony Snow and his band, “Beats Workin.”


In 2003, Charles Pierce wrote in the Boston Globe of the various social organizations, “There’s an old Washington joke about various clubs around town: At the University Club, you need money and no brains, at the Cosmos Club, you need brains and no money, and at the Metropolitan Club, you don’t need either one.”