Two for the Low Road

I have gathered further evidence for the view that there are conflicting strains in the public's response to the current and presumably permanent scandal: most Americans deplore what Larry Flynt is doing and, at the same time, hope he comes up with something truly dreadful on Tom DeLay.

I did my own polling on that one--three adults, chosen at random toward the end of Christmas dinner.

The margin of error might have been affected by the first respondent's insistence on making a speech to all assembled about Robert Livingston's nearly attaining the speakership, an office that is third in the line...

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