Magazine August 10, 2009, Issue

The Week

Marion Barry’s latest travails (Roman Genn)

• Of course Obama hasn’t read the health-care bill — he’s probably still working his way through the stimulus.

• Sarah Palin’s independence day came just before America’s, when she announced that she would step down as governor of Alaska not next year, when her term ends, but now. She complained of fire-ant political attacks, though they surely will not cease, and said she wanted to spare Alaska the tenure of an absentee lame duck, which was a backhanded acknowledgment of her ambition. She should be ambitious — she has zealous followers, a novel persona in same-old same-old politics, and an

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