Headline New Network: This One’s Better

First in what we expect will be a long-running series

Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh had a smart column on yesterday’s op-ed page.


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Except – all due respect, Editorial Page Editor Ellen Clegg – here’s what the headline should have been:

The Donald and the damage done

Cue the Neil Young classic.



So, to recap:

We’ve seen the Donald and the damage done.

A little part of it in everyone.

But every flunkie’s like a settin’ sun uh-huh.

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5 Responses to Headline New Network: This One’s Better

  1. Curmudgeon says:

    Interesting, isn’t it, that Lehigh brings a plastic pistol to a fight with a cannon made of gold. And, like all good fat cats, the gold in the cannon comes from people like Scott.

    Are you channeling your inner “liberal”, John?

    And what part of the Constitution restricts The Donald from entering the race for President?

    And, after all, he’s as honest as Hillary, and you have his word for it, just as you have Hillary’s word for her making her money the old fashioned way. Why shouldn’t he have the right to spend his money as he sees fit?

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      You misunderstand me, Mudge. Trump can run all he wants – remember the bumper sticker when Arch Moore ran against Jay Rockefeller for West Virginia governor in 1980?

      “Make him spend it all, Arch.”

      The problem with Trump is that he operates in a parallel universe in which facts are entirely optional. That’s not channeling any inner liberal – it’s channeling my inner realist.

      • Curmudgeon says:

        Trump’s parallel universe any different than Hillary’s?

        I notice you haven’t highlighted some of her whoopers with similar enthusiasm.

        Don’t get me wrong, I think Trump will trump himself if you just let him…

        …And BTW, that giant sucking sound that Ross Perot heard turned out to be far more real than anything the other candidates had to say that the time. The American worker has become the American non-worker as a result of NAFTA and the other so-called free trade agreements, has he not?

      • Campaign Outsider says:

        No, Mudge, all parallel universes are created the same. And Clinton’s time is coming – she’s running a non-campaign right now, but that can’t last given her latest swing-state numbers (see here: http://goo.gl/RcWJ8c). So her number will be called.

        You’re right that Perot interjected a serious issue into the ’92 presidential campaign. Not sure, though, how Trump’s Mexican rapist trope plays this time around.

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