Notes: Both princes continue to claim to be the rightful heir to the throne -- Prince George and Prince Al, that is. At formal news conferences both parties' propaganda machines arrange a backdrop of American flags for the camera. We're supposed to perceive the speaker as officially representing the country and the one true heir to the kingdom. At one press conference during the week, Dick Cheney had a record backdrop of 12 flags -- six to each side. Betsy Ross, look what you started. 12.01.00