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David Broder, a man with his finger on the pulse of the American people and all around soothsayer:

July 10, 1974 (paraphrase):

What if the House didn’t impeach Nixon? That would be pretty AWESOME! Talk about political comebacks, Nixon’s the one!

Nixon resigned in disgrace 30 days later.

February 16, 2007:

President Bush is poised for a political comeback

And today regarding Sarah Palin:

Those who want to stop her will need more ammunition than deriding her habit of writing on her hand. The lady is good.

Meanwhile, same paper, same day:

Although Palin is a tea party favorite, her potential as a presidential hopeful takes a severe hit in the survey. Fifty-five percent of Americans have unfavorable views of her, while the percentage holding favorable views has dipped to 37, a new low in Post-ABC polling.

There is a growing sense that the former Alaska governor is not qualified to serve as president, with more than seven in 10 Americans now saying she is unqualified, up from 60 percent in a November survey.

As much as I enjoy deriding Broder and having a rich vein of material to work with, even I’m embarrassed for him.

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Attaturk

In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .

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