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November 20, 2003

BOY, A DOZEN AARP MEMBERS BURN THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARDS and it's national news. I wonder if a dozen ACLU members burning their membership cards over the ACLU's hypocrisy on the Second Amendment would get the same kind of media attention?

Okay, actually I don't wonder at all. I don't know enough about the prescription drug bill to have an opinion, though if the AARP likes it I'm inclined to be deeply suspicious, whatever its members think. But the AARP's willingness to ally with Republicans suggests to me that its leadership thinks that GOP dominance isn't a passing thing, and that it had better cease being so closely identified with the Claude Pepper wing of the Democratic Party. I think that's probably bigger news than the card-burning.