A conspiracy-minded reader spotted an interesting number on Tuesday's opinions page:
Who originated the graphic to accompany your op/eds on National IDs? It's hard to imagine Bush's 666 number as a coincidence. It's a little immature, don't you think?
The graphic came from a wire service and shows a hypothetical national i.d. card for President Bush, with imaginary i.d. number 322-00-0666.
We didn't alter the graphic, by the way. If the graphic artist intended the "0666" as a fiendish jab at Bush, it's pretty subtle. I could proof that page a hundred times and not spot a problem.