In his Nov. 29 Washington Sketch column, “Laying bare the facts about “fiscal cliff’,” Dana Milbank quoted a quip from Alan Simpson: “If you’re naked, you don’t have any clothes on,” he explained, “but if you’re nekkid, you don’t have any clothes on but you’re up to something.”

I am sorry that Milbank chose not to attribute this very funny thought to its originator, the late great writer and humorist Lewis Grizzard. He is gone but not forgotten.

Donald Eastwood, New Bern, N.C.