by Max Brantley
Ernie Dumas is sunning himself on the shores of Alabama this week, thus publisher Alan Leveritt's ode to gardening in his accustomed spot. But admirers of Dumas know you can also get an added dose in editorials in the Leader in North Pulaski.
Such as his assessment that the legislature is about to give an unconstitutional shaft to third parties with legislation sponsored this session by Rep. Dan Greenberg. It will make it harder for them to qualify for the ballot. The legislature needs more little-d democrats, Dumas writes.
For a slow-learner Republican (redundant, I know) in Cabot, he explains the difference between Bush's coup in the Justice Department and the routine change of U.S. attorneys with administrations.