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The talk of war has done its job.
Rove's hopes were far exceeded.
So maybe, with the voting done,
The war itself's not needed.
CORRECTION: John Eder of Maine, a Green, won state, not national, office.
Well, the elephant is out of the barn now. Congress is lost and whither
Congress, so will go the courts.
The Republican wave that swept the country seemed to crash and recede
right at the California border, but only barely.
George W. Bush may have lost the 2000 election, but he won the 2002
election--with a good deal of help from Democrats, who took a dream
scenario and turned it into a political nightmare.
The President, let's understand, won a historic victory by committing
politics--shrewd, aggressive, old-fashioned, take-no-prisoners
politics--while the opposition party did the opposite.
It's hard to beat something with nothing.
Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the
Governor Pataki's effective Gary Cooper imitation leaves Democrats in despair.
While the Bush Administration's beating of the war drums has drowned out
domestic policy debates that should be shaping competition for control
of Congress, bread-and-butter issues dominate the
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