Press: Numbers Game

Two shadowy pols are exposed

While all three Democratic presidential candidates were scrambling to declare victory in the Maine caucuses last week, editorials in the New York Times and the Washington Post exposed the latest machinations of two seasoned politicians of whom little is seen but much is heard. The Post's man was the fourth candidate in the Maine contest, and his name is Expected. Observed the Post: "In Maine he finished better than the President (who 'didn't do as well as Expected') but somewhat worse than Senator Kennedy (who 'did better than Expected')." As the Times editorialized, the contest saw the...

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