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PRE-FACE – Sunday, November 21, 2004
Washington Memo at the New York Times seems to be a bit miffed that Don Rumsfeld isn't taking off after one term. They even quote a nameless Republican comparing the Defense Secretary to… Bill Clinton: "If Clinton is the most skillful politician of our age, Rumsfeld is the most skillful bureaucrat."
It looks like incumbent San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy (R) has managed to squeak in a victory over environmental extremist and write-in candidate Donna Fye, a Democrat. There is a slight dispute to be settled in court, however: do people voting for a write-in candidate have to darken the oval next to the write-in space. The law says yes, but I suppose one could argue that darkening ovals violates one of the central tenets of the druidic environmentalist cult.
Suha Arafat jetted home to Paris to seize her dead husband's medical records; however ,the French defense ministry seems to think Arafat's nephew should have them. Nasser al-Kidwa, the nephew, is the terrorist group P.L.O.'s envoy to the United Nations.
Some want to prove a wild-eyed, disheveled notion that Arafat was poisoned to death by the Israeli government.
posted by Mark Kilmer : 11/21/2004 07:57:00 AM [permalink]