The Corner

And Now for Something Completely Different

Jonah: For what it’s worth — and it may not be worth much — the Wash Post trots out a rather different theory: Murtha is supposed to inspire conservative Democrats…

One theory is that Murtha’s candidacy could provide midterm voters with a tougher, more conservative contrast to the liberal minority leader, Nancy Pelosi (Calif.). A decorated Marine combat veteran, Murtha is strongly pro-military.  … Despite their ideological differences, Murtha and Pelosi have been close for years.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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