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Monday, July 21, 2003

 

Good TNR and Bad TNR http://deandefense.org

posted by G at Monday, July 21, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
As Anna posted earlier, the New Republic has Dean on its cover and has two articles on the Doctor. One is a pro-Dean piece, and the other rehashed the "unelectable" line. Click above to head over to the Dean Defense Forces website, read the articles, and send the magazine a letter letting them know what you think. The posted anti-Dean article includes my point-by-point running commentary.


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