The Corner

The Rig Is In

Let no one say that Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne Jr. isn’t “growing.” In 2000, E. J. waited until the day after the Supreme Court’s decision in Bush v. Gore to declare that the Republicans had hijacked the 2000 presidential election. Today, 505 days before Election Day 2012, E. J. declares in his Post column that, should the Republicans oust the Obama administration on November 6 of next year, it will be because of a nefarious plot to deny citizens their right to vote by requiring said voters to demonstrate that they are who they claim to be.

Did someone say these people were getting desperate?

George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. His 27th book, The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission, has just been published by Ignatius Press.

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