Monday, January 14, 2002

SOME OP-ED BALLS
I'd like to begin the new year by bidding farewell to three men whose departure will raise the median decency of the United States Senate - Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond and Phil Gramm. Ouch. NY Times writer Bill Keller lets it rip in Mr. T., Mr. G. and Mr. H., a brutal, hatchet job of a kiss-off in which he also admits the NY Times editorial page skews liberal!

Keller writes: I wish I could summon up tributes to these men, if only for the contrarian pleasure of defying the liberal tradition of these pages. But alas, it has to be said that each of them has impoverished our precious political culture.

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