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Thursday, January 15, 2004
The True Home Base of the "Left-Wing Freak Show"
Like many Democrats, I've been rolling my eyes at the Club for Growth's anti-Dean ad proclaiming the Vermont governor's presidential campaign a "body-piercing, Hollywood-loving, left-wing freak show". Has anyone ever seen Dean drinking a latte, eating sushi, or driving a Volvo? And what's so left-wing about these activities? Ann Coulter's probably drank a few lattes.

But at work today I was surfing through the websites of Vermont colleges (perfectly work-related--we're sending recruitment posters) and I came upon some rather interesting degree programs. Okay, so Vermont has some hippies. Big deal. Should we define a state on the basis of its most nontraditional institutions of higher learning? If so, here's Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia... and Iowa.

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