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Sunday, October 8, 2006

The Foley distraction

Posted By on Sun, Oct 8, 2006 at 4:55 PM

Jonathan Chait of the LA Times makes an important point -- there's a danger in letting the Foley scandal obscure the REALLY bad stuff about the Bush administration. (After hooting at the hypocritical Wall Street Journal -- which blew an ancient penny ante Arkansas land deal so out of proportion that it produced a book worth of breathless commentary -- making a similar point.)

If you were planning to vote Republican before the Foley scandal hit, I'd have suggested that you're seriously misguided. But if you changed your mind on the basis of the Foley scandal, you're even more misguided. There is a vast gulf separating the Democrats and the Republicans over public policy matters that affect hundreds of millions of people. Voting on the basis of how they handle a few teenagers is just silly.

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