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POLITICAL DIARY - Commentary and analysis on the 2004 election season

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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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