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Failed Analogies Department

A judge ruled yesterday that Tom DeLay couldn’t play cute, win his House primary and then withdraw without being on the ballot. But the Washington Post account by Jonathan Weisman ended with this odd, taunting quote by Rep. Rahm Emanuel, head of the Democrats’ congressional campaign committee: ”We learned two things this week: George Bush can’t seem to get rid of Osama bin Laden, and Texas Republicans can’t get rid of Tom DeLay.”   What kind of ridiculous attempt at equivalence is this? One guy took a privately funded golf trip to Scotland. The other blew up 3,000 Americans. That kind of attack may have sounded clever in the echo chamber of a Clinton White House war room, but I’d bet it sounds to most people like nauseating excess.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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