The Sins of the Father

by Shannen W. Coffin

K-Lo’s early a.m. post on The Corner this morning about Pat Dewine losing his Republican primary in Ohio deserves further discussion. Dewine, a former frontrunner for the seat and son of Senator Mike Dewine, faded worse than Giacomo down the stretch at the Belmont, finishing fourth with 12% of the vote. There are often multiple factors at work here, but it is hard to believe that Senator Dewine’s opposition to filibuster reform, otherwise known as the McCain Mutiny, didn’t do his son in. Conservatives turned on a dime against Dewine and nominated Jean Schmidt for the heavily Republican District. Thanks Dad. Pappa Dewine can’t be feeling too comfortable about his reelection chances in 2006.

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