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I notice, Kathryn, that Kimball doesn’t actually say that doubling its funding is a good idea. He says that it’s under good management now, and that if it’s going to exist it’s better that it be under good management. That’s probably true, but it tells us nothing about whether doubling its funding is a good idea. As for the electoral implications, I think that Mike and some of Jonah’s emailers are indulging in wishful thinking. All the Americans who were inclined to vote against Bush but will now support him could meet in a small community theater, if not a phone booth.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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