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Mega Bambang

Like most people, I haven’t followed the presidential election in Indonesia very closely. I gather that the apparent forthcoming victory of retired general Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono over incumbent Megawati Sukarnoputri is modest good news for financial markets and the war on terror. But what interests me most are those great names, Bambang and Megawati. What can’t we have candidates with such cool monikers?

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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