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Alias Kerry

A weird pop culture coincidence: The name of John Kerry’s first wife, Julia Thorne, also appears on the TV show Alias as the fake name Sidney Bristow (the CIA character played by Jennifer Garner) used during the two years she went “missing,” between the show’s second and third seasons. It just dawned on me now, as I was reading this Washington Post story mentioning Kerry’s Throne–and because my wife and I have been watching Alias on DVD. Sounds like a scoop for Dan Rather!

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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