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The Election According to Streisand

Singer/Actress/Director/Activist/Spelling-Bee-Champ/Geographer/Oil Magnate/Shakespearean-Scholar/Face-of-the-New-Pelosi-Led-Democractic-Party Barbra Streisand offers her thoughts on the November 5 election in a blog entitled ". . . A Sad Time." Babs--or more likely her conventional-wisdom spouting ghost writer, muses that

The Democrats who stood up to the president and showed strong opposition leadership were the ones that won on Tuesday. Hopefully, by 2004, the party - and the people - will get the message.

Ah yes, and which Democrats are these of which you speak, Babs? Was it Carnahan, who voted against the confirmation of AG Ashcroft? Oh no, she lost. Or was it Cleland, who voted against the President on Homeland Security issues? Oh, but he lost too, and it was this "opposition" leadership that cost him the race. Well, then it must have been Mondale, who picked up the Wellstone torch of opposition to the President’s policies. Oh, but he lost as well (making him one of the only men alive to have lost elections in every state in the union). O.K., then it was Mayor Kirk, part of the Texas Democratic dream ticket, who came out against Justice Owen and against the war on Iraq. Oh wait, he dropped like a rock in the polls as soon as he made those statements and never recovered. Well then it must be that savior of the party, Pryor from Arkansas. Ah yes Pryor--such an opposition candidate that he ran to the right of Sen. Hutchinson on gun-rights. Can’t be Jeanne Shaheen or Strickland either. Oh well, looks like Babs better stick to Shakespeare --I mean, spelling; no, no I mean investing; no geography. What is it that she does again?

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