THE ELECTION: A Pair of Giant Killers

When America woke up last Wednesday morning, it was to strangers they had briefly met, and hardly got to know, but who would now be running Congress. These strangers rode to victory on a shoeshine and a smile and a sample case full of miracle cures. They gave few specifics, but never mind. Voters were convinced that their generic bromides looked better than what the Democrats . had been peddling. Of those who uprooted hardy Democratic perennials, few were more unlikely than Texas Congressman-elect Steve Stockman and Tennessee Senator-elect Bill Frist.

Stockman was a pro-gun, pro-school prayer sometime house painter and...

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