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December 19, 2002
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More on how Senator Bill Frist is playing the Lott situation to maximum advantage: Frist, the Tennessee Republican, is the sought, not the seeker. He is the sober phenom who is not seen as angling for the position (like Don Nickles), unready for it (Rick Santorum) or desperate for it (Lott). He is taking...

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December 19, 2002
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Plenty of speculation from Roll Call about 2004. Here are links to info on the North Carolina Senate race, South Carolina Senate race and the Democratic presidential primaries. The news is mostly positive. Another nice bit of news is that Suzie Terrell now leads in the race for Louisiana’s governorship in 2003. There are...

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December 18, 2002
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Oh, the hypocrisy!

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December 18, 2002
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Now that Gore’s dropped out of the 2004 presidential race, it’s looking increasingly likely that Tom Daschle will run for president in 2004. The succession fight for Daschle’s leadership position in the Senate has already begun between Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Harry Reid (D-NV.) Neither of these gentlemen are in Daschle’s league. Imagine...

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December 18, 2002
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1948 and Democrats’ Dirty Secrets Communist pawn Henry Wallace was FDR’s vice-president. If FDR hadn’t replaced him with Harry Truman, Wallace would have become president when FDR died in 1945! Arthur Herman summarizes this and related Democrat dirty secrets in today’s NRO.

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December 18, 2002
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David Frum has a post on the torture and secret trials of two westerners in Saudi Arabia accused of “terrorism.” There is no limit to the hypocrisy of our “allies.” If you get the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) where you live, you can see the rest of the story tonight on The Fifth Estate.

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December 18, 2002
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Who says only conservatives can put their foot in their mouths? “Progressive” South Korean presidential candidate Roh Moo Hyun will probably lose the election because of his anti-American comments! The 11th hour political drama left Roh Moo Hyun, who reportedly had a slight edge in the polls, scrambling to try to salvage his candidacy...

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December 18, 2002
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The Washington Times’ Tony Blankley has few kind words for Gore: Contrary to some expectations, this is pretty much the last we will see of Mr. Gore. Initially, his policy speeches will be cited briefly in political potpourri columns. After a few months, only obscure and rabid Internet sites will bother to report his...

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December 18, 2002
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The Washington Post has a nice profile of Senator Bill Frist, one of my favorite Republicans. As I’ve thought for years now, it’s worthwhile to keep an eye on that man. He’s going places.

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December 18, 2002
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After expounding on increasing political polarization, GOP pollster Matthew Dowd has a must-read article on the continued GOP majority: In 2002 Republican congressional candidates received more than 54 percent of the vote in 214 districts, while Democratic/Independent candidates carried more than 54 percent in 191 districts. The remaining 30 districts fell between these levels....

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December 18, 2002
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Via Political Wire, likely presidential contender senator John Edwards is about to go out on a limb and criticize George W. Bush for – get this – being soft in the War on Terror! This is a stupid move by Edwards. Lucky for him it’s in the middle of the holiday season and few...

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December 18, 2002
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A new poll shows Rudy Giuliani would crush senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) if he decided to run for the Senate in 2004. My 2004 Senate analysis is here.

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December 18, 2002
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I’m a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan and have watched every single episode. Apart from the fact that it’s wonderfully entertaining and brainy, I love the show’s subtle politics. So do the National Review’s Jonah Goldberg and Thomas Hibbs. Social conservatives hate the show because of its explicit sex, graphic violence, occultism and...

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December 17, 2002
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Looks like younger South Koreans will elect “progressive” Roh Moo Hyun as their President. I say give ‘em what they want! I’m tired of indulging these commie-lite regimes.

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December 17, 2002
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Of all the things that might cost Trent Lott the Senate majority leader post, his embrace of Affirmative Action on yesterday’s BET apology show might be the most potent. Conservatives will accept a lot from their leaders (though nowhere near as much as liberals.) But they will not accept compromises on popular policies (as...

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