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Billy J., Toujours


A theme of mine, the last few weeks, has been the horror of Bill Clinton on the stump. I have a piece in our current issue: “The Big He, Not for Me: A word against Clinton nostalgia.” Just now, I have received an e-mail from a reader in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He writes,

“Our town had the dubious honor of a Clinton appearance today. He was stumping for Congressman Scott Murphy. The local news keeps playing a portion of his speech, complaining that this is a ‘fact-free election.’ Because, you know, 2008 was so fact-filled. Sigh.”

“Sigh,” indeed. When the public goes for Democrats, as in 2006 and 2008, they’re brilliant. When they go for Republicans — they have abandoned reason, science, facts, sanity . . . The sheer arrogance and condescension of these Democrats ought to put voters off them for a good long while. At least through Tuesday, I hope.