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Monday, July 14, 2008

Tree Of Jesse


A thought or two re the passing of Jesse Helms

Helms remains a curiosity to me; an acquaintance of mine who has connections in Washington (and is himself fairly liberal) tells me that Helms, for all his bombast, was well liked on a personal level and was considered a savvy politico.
Two questions: 1) Is is possible that at least some of Helms's "racism" was political posturing (a la George Wallace) and...
2) What does Helms's popularity inside the beltway tell us about the inside workin's of the town...

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