Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Cannon escapes

Well, this sucks: Cannon 56%, Jacob 44% -- but I wish Bush would stay out of contested GOP primaries. The White House never should have involved itself, for instance, in the Specter-Toomey race in '04. When the president comes big-footing into a primary like that, it sends the message that the judgment of local Republicans can't be trusted.

Jacob probably lost because of a "gotcha" quote that was used by local media to make him look like a religious fanatic. So even though it wasn't a straight-up fair fight, the Rove-led amnesty crowd will still claim it as a victory for their cause. Dang it.

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Ah, but here's a perspective that turns that frown upside down.