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George Will, on the Ann Arbor Beat

Glad to see someone else is covering my dear ol’ lefty hometown! In a column, he writes, “[Dingell’s] district includes Ann Arbor, which requires conservatives to leave town at sundown. (Just kidding. Sort of.)” I’m not sure that Ann Arbor liberals are that polite: requiring conservatives to leave at sundown, rather than clubbing them while they’re there.

By the way, I’ve been gone a long time. John Dingell’s district includes Ann Arbor? When did that happen? He’s a big Second Amendment guy, right? A conservative-ish Democrat. Does Ann Arbor know? (I should get out more — or home more — I know.)

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