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December 21, 2002
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Lott backlash in Mississippi: But Bush remains hugely popular in this state, and Herring issued a statement urging Republicans to channel their anger into defeating Democrats in next year’s state elections. “I know that Republicans around the state are hurt and angry about the way Senator Lott has been treated,” he said. “I encourage...

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December 21, 2002
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A ray of hope from the Patty Murray scandal: Although high-school Principal Mike Stromme was delighted Murray visited his school, he said her comments almost guaranteed some sort of political fallout. “In this climate, it doesn’t surprise me that someone would clamp on this.” He said some of the students questioned Murray’s analysis. “Some...

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December 21, 2002
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Here’s a nice post excoriating Patty Murray.

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December 20, 2002
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Senator Patty Murray’s comments, praising Osama Bin Laden in front of high school students, are finally getting some play in the “mainstream” media: Murray’s comments sparked national debate on talk radio and prompted readers to bombard the Web site of The Columbian, the Vancouver newspaper that first printed Murray’s remarks. “Between (Murray) and Baghdad...

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December 20, 2002
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Video from the White House on election night.

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December 20, 2002
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I’m listening to my local rush-hour conservative AM radio talk show and the response against Patty Murray is overwhelming. The show started with a hilarious song parody of Murray. Since then, she’s been called all sorts of names by callers who brought up some good points: 1. Why are “day care facilities” necessary in...

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December 20, 2002
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Picture the following scenario: It’s World War II, US troops are dying by the thousand on distant battlefields. A US senator pipes up to say: “We’ve got to ask, why is this man (Adolf Hitler) so popular around the world? Why are people so supportive of him in many countries … that are riddled...

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December 20, 2002
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InstaPundit has more on the Murray mess.

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December 20, 2002
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The more I hear about Senator Patty Murray’s Bin Laden love fest, the more offensive it seems. Murray was addressing high school students! Unlike Lott, she was using prepared remarks. And, her spokesman says, she was trying to be “deliberatively provocative.” If Democrats do not repudiate these remarks and if Murray does not resign...

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December 20, 2002
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Those of you saddened by Lott’s resignation, let not your hearts be troubled. Lott’s resignation has positive effects: 1. This shakes conservatives out of their post-election complacency. As I’ve said before, there will be a conservative backlash that will make us fight very hard in the very important 2004 election cycle. One test of...

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December 20, 2002
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A prominent Democratic senator praised Osama Bin Laden yesterday. Where are the howls of outrage from liberals? Or is praising Bin Laden totally acceptable, while praising Strom Thurmond is not? If liberals say nothing about this, we’ll have to assume that they agree with Murray and think Bin Laden is a swell guy. Where...

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December 20, 2002
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Archive links are working again.

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December 20, 2002
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Tom Daschle is looking increasingly like a presidential candidate. He pointed to his age (55) and good health as positives should he decide to run for the White House. And he said the decision was not dependent on either the strength of Democratic primary opponents or that of President Bush, who had a 63...

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December 20, 2002
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William Powers describes perfectly the qualities that could have created goodwill towards Lott and helped him weather this situation: Heroism, Principles, Durability and Charm. You absolutely have to read his column.

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December 20, 2002
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Trent Lott is stepping down as majority leader, but will remain a senator from Mississippi. I feel terribly sorry for him. No one deserves to be treated like this for a few offhand, impromptu comments flattering an old man on his 100th birthday. While Lott needed to step down from a purely political standpoint,...

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