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Cheese-Eating Surrender-Monkey New Hampshire?

A reader e-mails:

One possible reason for Kerry’s choice of language (and perhaps his

popularity in NH) is the large French Canadian population in the Granite


The NH French Canadian vote doesn’t seem to have been discovered by the

near frozen news media covering the story up there yet.

My father’s cousin once told me that when he grew up in Manchester in the

1930s, speaking French (or actually French Canadian) was a necessity to get

along in the schools.

As I recall, Buchannan’s strongest vote came out of Manchester. Watch for

the French-looking (and now speaking) Kerry to do well there as well.