There They Go Again

Two groups were ecstatic when Republicans announced Elian hearings last week: the Miami relatives and Democrats. And it's not just Congress's most volatile members giddy with excitement over re-enacting The Story of Elian, but also Senate majority leader Trent Lott and Judiciary Committee chairman Orrin Hatch. Undeterred by George W. Bush's lack of enthusiasm for such partisan theatrics, Lott boasted he would get to the bottom of where the obviously hopeless negotiations stood at the time of the dawn raid. And House majority whip Tom DeLay went ballistic over the government's "jackbooted thugs." He was far more publicly incensed by U.S....

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