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The herd mentality



I give up. It's 2000 all over again. The good guy this year is not George Bush, it's Mike Huckabee. Thus, you'll find nothing in the big media outlets about the flaws in his fair tax proposal. You'll find nothing about his taking speaking fees and sweetheart book purchases from a drugmaker that engages in stem cell research. Nothing about his comparison of birth control to wife beating. Nor the smashed-up hard drives. The gift registry. The years of ethical miscues. The vindictiveness exhibited toward political opponents and his disregard for the First Amendment. Poor judgment on use of pardons. His support for a war that will cost, in inflation-adjusted dollars, more than the war in Vietnam cost by the end of this budget year. No, none of this arguably relevant stuff seems to interest Washington reporters.

But let a washed-up chopsockey actor who's now a wingnut columnist say he supports Huckabee for president, every -- and I mean every -- news outlet in the universe is all over it. So why not us, too. If for no other reason than to slow the e-mail informing me of the fact. Chuck Norris and Mike Huckabee, together at last.

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