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No Applause?

An e-mail: “I just wanted to add my little scrap to the growing collection of indications that support for the Democratic candidate is soft as a grape. Last night, on THE LATE, LATE SHOW on CBS, one of the guests interviewed was a young actress from THE O.C. At one point, she spoke about the election and her support for “John Kerry–yeah!!” I’d say about four people in the studio audience clapped. She looked round bemusedly and said, “No applause… for John Kerry…?” shrugged, and moved on. This, in the heart of Los Angeles. Naturally, though, a) you don’t have to applaud for JK to vote against the president, and b) the audience may have been composed entirely of a tour group from Alabama. Still a lovely moment, though…”

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