Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Russ Smith wonders... 

what if Bush wins?

One of the side benefits of a Bush victory in November, admittedly minor
compared to his superior positions on foreign policy, tax and Social Security
and tax reform as opposed to Kerry, is the prospect of watching the Times
unravel, day by day, during a second term. It stretches the imagination to
wonder how the onetime "paper of record" can trump the toxic level of Michael
Moore-like hatred of this particular president—granted, the daily's editors and
reporters are constrained to use rhetoric less inflammatory than the millionaire
populist from Flint, MI—but if op-ed columnists Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd
are apoplectic now, what mental state will they be in a year from today?

Read the whole thing in this week's New York Press. (And when you're finished with Russ, you can click on over to the always entertaining Date Girl).


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