Political Diary, edited by Holman W. Jenkins Jr. and featuring John Fund,
is a subscription-based e-mail newsletter offering commentary and analysis on
the 2004 election season. Sent to subscribers each business day, the newsletter
reviews all aspects of the race for the White House, as well as interesting
developments in state and local campaigns nationwide, from a perspective only
The Wall Street Journal's Editorial Page and OpinionJournal.com can offer.
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June 14, 2004
Kerry's veep decision becomes a test of his manhood; Senator Graham exposes
himself in South Carolina's protectionist primary; Europeans throw out every
bum in sight regardless of Iraq; fans of the Sarbanes-Oxley "crackdown" defend
their handiwork; Canadian Liberals run scary ads in hopes of turning around
their electoral decline; California moderates are party poopers.
June 15, 2004
Arlen Specter wants another favor from President Bush -- to be Saddam's prosecutor;
Reagan makes his reputation in writing; liberal judge is a nostalgia trip for
fans of Old New York; friends of Teresa Heinz Kerry check the basement for pods;
Puerto Rico is exhibit A in the war against corporate welfare; John Kerry's
Vietnam legacy isn't popular among Vietnamese-Americans; Knopf finds itself
subsidizing one and a half presidents.
June 16, 2004
Canadian leadership battle turns on accusations that candidate is an ugly pro-American;
Massachusetts governor chides John Kerry on his poor Senate performance; Beltway
residents bring out their umbrellas for an expected rain of 'ethics' charges;
Chicago gives up on democracy, reverts to tried-and-true feudal system; Heinz
Kerry revisionism on the 2002 Georgia Senate contest needs revising; John Kerry
decides to try campaigning in a Bill Clinton mask.
June 17, 2004
Schwarzenegger showers love on budget legislators; Bill Clinton explains the
VRWC in 'historical' context; New Hampshire attorney general boogies himself
out of a job; a second front opens in the Congressional 'ethics' war; 9/11 commission
still can't figure out the War on Terror; GOP swimsuit model comes out of the
closet; trial lawyers play a nefarious role in Alabama's supreme court elections.
June 18, 2004
Republicans make gains among younger, richer blacks; doctors operate on lawyers
without enthusiasm; Democrats overlook John Edwards' trial lawyer baggage; Marion
Barry is back from the dead again; divorce follies continue to plague Senate
hopefuls; fan of corporate welfare will head up key beltway trade group.
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