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Death to the Plumber!

Jim Treacher e-mails:

I don’t believe Obama is doing nearly as well as you think. Correction: As well as they want us to think. The unending hype seems increasingly desperate, and unleashing the full, if waning, might of the mainstream media on an unassuming laborer from the Midwest seems like an odd sign of strength and confidence.

True. It’s like when the Sudanese mob rampages through the streets to demand an English schoolmarm be beheaded for letting her pupils name their class teddy bear “Mohammed”. On the one hand, it’s impressively bloodcurdling. On the other, it suggests a certain insecurity…   

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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