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The Feds

I think Rich and Rod are right. Unless someone could offer a logistical reason why federal troops would make matters worse — and I can’t imagine what that would be — he should throw the kitchen sink at this. I’m no fan of compassionate conservatism or federal interventions, but if this doesn’t qualify as the mother-of-all-exceptions I’m not sure what does. What was it Bush said a few years ago? “We have a responsibility that when somebody hurts, government has got to move.” I don’t buy that. But when a city is sinking into the sea and rioting runs rampant, government probably should saddle-up.

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