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Oh, this is much better!

Bob Bridges

This whole thread is much more interesting.  I mean, sure, it's contentious and it could be improved in several ways.  But I find I like this better than The Void we've been experiencing recently.  No kidding.

I'll try to add something edifying of my own, if I can think of anything.

On Thu May 10, Max wrote
>Conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat sums up the situation aptly:

>Read the things that these people, members of his inner circle, his personally selected appointees, say daily through anonymous quotations to the press. (And I assure you they say worse off the record.) They have no respect for him, indeed they seem to palpate with contempt for him, and to regard their mission as equivalent to being stewards for a syphilitic emperor.


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