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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Wes Pruden: Scary Nancy Pelosi is hiding out in Washington, DC on election night... so she won't be seen in San Francisco...

Well, folks... Wes Pruden of washingtontimes has the best column going today, "'The people rule,' for a day, anyway," covering the many idiosyncrasies, ironies and fears on this election day and the prognostications and contrivances that led up to it.

Here are a few of my favorite excerpts... and you can read the rest at the above link.
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"And now to the hour when conservatives will either scare the Republicans straight, or send them all to bed with neither a smile nor supper. The Democrats are eager to throw out the rascals and replace them with rascals of their own, but they can't do it without the help of conservatives bent on punishing their own....

The pundits and pollsters, eager as always to choose the winners and losers before the voters have their say, reluctantly conclude on the eve of Election Day '06 that they're not absolutely, positively sure that enough conservatives are angry enough...

But the traditional Republican campaign mantra -- "Vote Republican, we're not as bad as you think" -- actually has more resonance than usual this year. If the Republicans are disappointing, the Democrats are scary. The Nancy Pelosi fright mask was a big seller this Halloween season.

If the sight of Nancy wouldn't make soldiers' babies cry and dogs scoot under the sofa, the sight of Charlie Rangel, his pockets full of legislation to raise everybody's taxes, would. Mzz Pelosi will be in Washington tonight so that if the Democrats take over the House the television cameras won't find her in San Francisco..."

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