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Saturday, August 09, 2003

Posted by Jake
Name-calling in the Democratic presidential race (8/8)

I emailed this response to the writers of Spinsanity:

It is unfair to characterize this behavior as purely a phenomenon of the right. Bush has spent practically his entire presidency ignoring aspersions on his intelligence (see any column Maureen Dowd has written in the past two years). Furthermore, should we characterize an entire election or a party based on the behavior of some extremist members? I would not characterize the Democratic party as all like Al Sharpton, and we shouldn't characterize the Republicans by Ann Coulter. Finally, you were citing anonymous Bush advisors. That was what got the NYTimes into trouble in the first place, and it is not fair to say they represent Bush's views.

I will post it if I get a response.


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