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As we thank Anthony Weiner for the weeks of entertainment and wish him the best in getting his life back in order, we turn now to what happens to the seat he is resigning from.
“If Democrats could win NY-26,” argues Dave Weigel, “Republicans could win NY-9.” On paper this looks right. But a few caveats: Part of the reason that Democrats were able to snatch NY-26 was the ineptitude of the New York GOP, which is if anything weaker in New York City. Outside groups might pick up some of the organizational slack, but there is the small matter of recruiting a sufficiently strong candidate, which may or may not be possible. And if a Republican can be elected, it’s quite probable that Democrats will redraw the map to his disadvantage during redistricting. All that said, scandals that end in resignation do have a way of reshuffling the political deck, and the scenario Dave floats, in which groups like American Crossroads and the Emergency Committee for Israel make a play in Brooklyn and Queens, would certainly be interesting to watch.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?