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Sorry, but I've failed to find a "fresh take" on anything discussed there. It's all same-old-same-old from Moyers and West with recapitulation from Dorrien and Jones (not familiar with them) once I got past the obsequieous intros and somewhat into the dialogue. Nothing new. The most distracting of the misnomers so far seems to be confusing self interest with greed, which is pretty common on the Left. West expresses some good sentiments for purposes of proper personal behavior and ideals, but they cease to be good when pushed as a coercive public policy.

Like I say, nothing new here so far. Just what I've come to expect from a Moyers round table discussion.

Edited by Rich Kennedy

"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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