Magazine December 20, 2010, Issue

The Week

Janet Napolitano (Roman Genn)

• The entrant from Alaska was poorly qualified and awkward, she kept taking wrong steps, and the experts gave her low marks, yet she attracted plenty of votes because of whose daughter she was. But enough about Lisa Murkowski . . .

• The latest info dump of WikiLeaks was a quarter of a million American diplomatic cables sent during the last three years. On first pass, none of the strategic revelations seemed very surprising — Arab states want the United States to smite Iran: indeed — while the personal items resembled a foreign-policy Page Six — Moammar Qaddafi travels with a bosomy

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