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just the facts, ma'am

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 19, 2005

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Meave Reston gives us what purports to be a news article on Arlen Specter's role as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Notice her highly professional use of ideological identifiers:

The Pennsylvania Republican is under competing pressures, to be sure -- from a White House that expects him to support whomever the president nominates; from moderate constituents who view him as one of the few swing senators capable of defeating a far-right nominee; and from social conservatives who tried to derail his ascent to the Judiciary chairmanship last fall after he made comments they viewed as hostile to potential anti-abortion nominees.

When a politician comes to feel he's under pressure from "moderates," Meave my dear, perhaps it's time he considered a change of career.

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