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Thursday, August 18th, 2005
Bill Whalen, writing in the Weekly Standard, says 2005 is looking a lot like 1987:
[H]is party was mobilizing to take down a conservative Supreme Court nominee…Dems needed the win: They’d lost two national elections during the decade to a president they were convinced was a lunkhead; opinions differed over whether the party needed to chart a more moderate course. …New York’s most glamorous Democrat…;was the odds-on-favorite to be the next president. Not much has changed.
Well, one thing has changed: John Roberts is not about to be borked.
Whalen considers whether the passage of time has given Biden some sort of immunity from his plaigarism scandal:
Combining this intellectual larceny with a couple of ill-timed temper tantrums and exaggerated academic prowess (reporters dug into the senator’s transcripts and discovered that he finished 76th out of 85 in his Syracuse law class) and Biden’s candidacy had all the believability of George Costanza discoursing about architecture.
My prediction: Biden leaves the middle flat, the left bored, and the right disgusted. I’ve maintained from the beginning that this is a vanity candidacy, and I see no reason to back down from that stance…
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