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Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Dimmy Defends Kerry

Just to prove I'm fair and balanced, I'll note my disagreement with Kaus, who makes a big deal out of Kerry missing the vote on Medicare. The vote was a foregone conclusion, so Kerry was off campaigning. If the thing had been in any doubt, he and Lieberman would've been there to vote against the bill.

For the record, I agree with the blogging chorus (including Kaus) that Kerry made a fool of himself in the debate by harping on the "slowing the rate of growth of Medicare" issue and for claiming that when the drug companies win senior must lose. Such criticism is too easy, though, so I'll leave things at that. After all, Bob Shrum is going on vacation in France, a not-so-subtle indication he thinks the candidate he's working for has no shot.