Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

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Dear Readers,

So much for bipartisanship among Democrats. Case in point: Bill Clinton swipes at George W. Bush, and the assorted band of malcontents in the Senate and the Black Caucus in the House join the gang bang.

The country doesn't like it, and what brings this to mind is something we've been saying for weeks: Bush will have the upper hand in Washington if he keeps his pledge to unify the country by not bending to the politics of personal destruction and faked bipartisanship. He won. Period.

Bush has a national mandate to lead this country; woe to any politician who thinks otherwise. Just look at the continuing poll numbers that show how much his style is favored by most Americans. Not since Ronald Reagan has the chance of the bully pulpit returned with such potential -- if only the president will use it.

Maybe that's both why we are hearing the shrill shrieks from Democrats and the muffled groans from establishment Republicans worried that Bush actually may not be a patsy: Indeed, he may be a difficult president, one who will knock heads and go directly to the people about issues of national importance. …

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