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Collateral Damage?

By on 6.7.06 | 9:42AM

It's a wondrous thing to awake to the New York Times. Especially on the web for those of us who refuse to line Pinch's pockets. Today is an especially good day.

One of today's headline stories is about how some Senate Republicans -- read "Senate Liberal Republicans" -- are worried about the ideological bent of issues being raised, such as the gay marriage ban. Whines Lincoln Chaffee, "I'm collateral damage."

What LibLink forgets is that collateral damage, while unfortunate, is sometimes unavoidable. In his case, it's not unfortunate. Grade it desireable.

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