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Carter’s Comment On Zell Miller

The former president says it was a mistake for Gov. Roy Barnes to appoint Miller to fill Paul Coverdell’s Senate seat when Coverdell died. I can see why Democrats would think that. But would any other Georgia Democrat have been able to hold that seat? And if Miller had not held it in the 2000 election, how would Tom Daschle have been able to become majority leader? If it’s true that no other Democrat would have held the seat, it seems like it was a good move even in retrospect.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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