Thursday, November 02, 2006

OpinionJournal - Beating Around the Bush

Brendan Miniter analyzes the Claire McCaskill challenge to Senator Jim Talent (R-MO), and points out its inherent weakness: that she has nothing on Talent himself and is trying to make her race a referendum on Bush. That, of course, explains why she prevailed upon Michael J. Fox to overdose on his levodopa to the point of tardive dyskinesia in order to make a totally specious point about research policy and the effectiveness of embryonic stem cells. Miniter clearly shows that Claire McCaskill cannot hope to make a winning campaign solely on that. Only time will tell...

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