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Tuesday, October 19, 2004


Touche, Professor. Brian of Springfield asks this about The Bulge.

Shouldn't the commander-in-chief of the world's only superpower be able toget a suit that fits - and a bullet proof vest that isn't noticeable?

Things that make you go hmmm ... Meanwhile, in Kansas ...

Sharp words in the Moore-Kobach debate. ... Both 3rd District candidates are raising impressive funds, while the 2nd District race is closer than you might think in the money race. The Lawrence Journal-World analyzes content of Ryun and Boyda ads. Todd Tiahrt is touting his experience in KS-4, while challenger Mike Kinard relishes the underdog role.

In the Senate race, while incumbent Sam Brownback won't attend the only candidate debate, the ever-pesky Horace Edwards is mounting a write-in campaign since he couldn't get on the ballot. And not-running-for-office Pat Roberts is refusing to release Richard Clarke's testimony before Senate Intel. No political ramifications to that, of course. (Roberts, by the way, is currently crafting the final intelligence reform bill for Congress, getting another opportunity to put fingerprints on a plan he said he didn't think went far enough.)