By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has sent friends an update on the new charitable foundation he and wife Joyce founded in 2007. In the missive, the avid squash player also discloses that surgeons are rebuilding his 77-year-old frame. "Between working on my memoir and a few new joint replacements—one shoulder and three hips between the two of us—Joyce and I are pleased to report on the Rumsfeld Foundation's progress," he writes. "Joyce got a new hip. DR had two hips and a shoulder," says spokesman Keith Urbahn. Surgeons installed the second hip in August. Now Rummy is cane free.