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Monday, November 2, 2009
This goes a long way toward restoring my faith in the public’s judgment.
*Ken Lowery of Dallas, Texas, and Mark Hale of Louisville, Kentucky, who are reportedly at work on a book proposal. And thanks to Susan Z. Swan for the tipoff to the article.