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Daze of the Democrats
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TAKING NOTICE
Re: Wlady Pleszczynski’s Lighting Up the President:

When commenting on the vast left wing’s attempt to manufacture a 9/11 imbroglio for President Bush, Wlady writes: “Notice how those ‘crats and hacks appear to work in tandem.” Notice, indeed. Why it’s positively symbiotic.
Kitty Myers
Painted Post, NY

THOSE UNBELIEVABLE DEMOCRATSHey, Prowler: (Not for publication necessarily) but, your piece on “We Have to Get Bush” is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I’VE COME ACROSS IN A LOOOOONG TIME — SHOULD BE “REQUIRED READING” FOR ANY/EVERY NEWS DIRECTOR EVERYWHERE!
Geoff Brandt
former talk-show host, retired broadcaster

Your quotes from senior Democratic aide sound phony to me. I can’t imagine any Dem. aide saying “as usual, the press did our job for us.” It sounds like the old Time magazine technique of interlacing stories with perfectly fitting but made-up quotes and attributing them to anonymous sources.
— unsigned

MAINE CHANCE
Re: Lawrence Henry’s The Maine Idea:

We left Maine six years ago. The economic problems are real, but hardly the result of inadequate workforce diversity. It is a high tax state with an anti-business climate. Only a liberal like Jim Tierney could miss both the reality and the obvious solution.
Bob Sullivan

Uh, the Merchant Marine Academy is in Kings Point, NY, not Maine, as Lawrence Henry says. There’s a Maine Maritime Academy, if I recall correctly, but that’s not the national school.
Matthew Mitchell

“FAIR CARPENTER, BUT EXCELLENT PROPAGANDA TOOL”
Re: Enemy Central’s The Sniff of Rats:

My 31 year old son called me last week and exclaimed, “What’s Jimmy Carter doing in Cuba? Is he an idiot?” My son was only 6 when the Blame America First Carter administration entered office. It occurred to me then that I was happy Carter was in Cuba — another generation can now see first hand what an inept fool Carter is and was. All the liberal efforts to paint Carter as “our greatest ex-President” have been foiled by Carter himself.
Jack Hughes

Methinks the man portrays himself as a carpenter and goes by the initials “JC” for rather obvious reasons…
— unsigned

My vote goes to Sen. Hitlery — oops! Hillary — Clinton for Enemy of the Week. (Of course, she’s gotten my vote every week since January 1993, but…) The almost unbearably tragic irony of her Mrs. “I can’t remember” Co-Pres. getting up in the Senate and asking President Bush to “tell the truth” is almost too much.

Not only has she lied about everything forever, but her husband had several opportunities to get Bin Laden before he left office and, of course, 9/11 would never have happened. If Clinton (Billy Jeff) hadn’t acted by 2000, the incident with the USS Cole was definitely his wake-up call about Al Qaeda, but I think the U.S. ambush in Mogadishu, Somalia, was the heads-up.

I’ll be reading the TAP!
Jennie Taliaferro
Dallas, TX
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ROLLING THUNDER
Re: Dave Shiflett’s Revival Fever:

I wonder what the REAL Rolling Thunder founders think about having their name shanghaied?
B. A. Rucker
Lebanon, VA

CARDINAL MATTERSRe: George Neumayr’s Mahony’s New Secrets:

Thank you George!! Keep up your excellent reporting on Cardinal Mahony. You are performing a vital service — especially when we hear on TV about that “poor Cardinal who was falsely accused” from Boston attorneys and show hosts.
J. Noel

WHO PAYS?
Re: The Prowler’s Democrat Dirty Tricks:

I know that, for example, when President Bush came to South Carolina to campaign for future U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham the Graham campaign had to factor in costs such as those you describe — in other words, the costs HAD to be paid.
Warren Mowry

Coming from the no shame Dumbocrats it can be expected. They just completely ignore the outrageous behavior of their party…Just a big bunch of crying hypocrites!!!!
— unsigned

ALL GUNS BLAZING
Re: The Prowler’s Underground Porking:

Just want to correct the misimpression created by the following: “…when a lone gunman smuggled a gun into the facility several years ago, killing and wounding several brave Capitol Hill police officers…” in your 5-16 piece. The “lone gunman” walked in the door and started shooting at the metal detector, making the security guy at the metal detector his first victim. That hardly constitutes “smuggled a gun into” by any stretch of the imagination.

Frankly, the looseness of your use of the facts of that tragedy in your piece and the failure of your editing is worthy of, and gives succor to, the delusional fantasts at Handgun Control, Inc. and others who would have the people made sheep before their almighty government. Come to think of it, that underground monstrosity certainly reminiscent to the holding pen outside of an abatoir.
Reid Bogie
Brookfield, CT

A MATTER OF TIMING
Re: No More Horsing Around:

Yes, War Emblem is a beautiful animal. I just finished Laura Hillenbrand’s “Seabiscuit” and it is a wonderful book, many, many, moments of eyes watering up for the Biscuit. Back to the Preakness, though, there has been a crusade to petition the Maryland Racing Commission to change the stakes record accomplished by Secretariat in 1973, but not acknowledged officially. In ’73, a faulty teletimer clocked Secretariat at 1:55. Two separate daily racing form timers clocked him at 1:53 and 2/5. Recently his race was re-timed using state of the art equipment and determined that Secretariat’s actual time was 1:53.12. The fastest Preakness ever. Best of luck to War Emblem!
Edward Del Colle

LOST
The Prowler is a cute publication, but it has no teeth. No substance. No facts. But that’s great, because that’s the problem with the right — no facts, but lots of emotion, lots of insults. Please, keep writing. The conservative ideology weakens with every new scientific discovery, every positive energy advance, every repeatable successful social experiment, and writers that can’t grasp these complex concepts only help the left keep expanding. Even a war with ourselves can’t help the crippled cause for long. Keep up the good work!
Kevin Burn

FOUND
Missing the old Spectator format terribly! Very happy to hear about this site!
George Creel
New York, NY

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