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Tuesday, August 31, 2004  

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August 31, 2004

Pennsylvania Court Hits Nader [*]
The latest word here is that media coverage presidential aspirant Ralph Nader won’t have a place on the November ballot, that the result of a ruling by a three-judge Commonwealth Court panel. Their reasoning, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer: “It said Nader violated state law by trying to run as an independent here while filing to run on the Reform Party ticket in Michigan.” I’m not a lawyer, so I won’t comment on the legal foundation for that decision, but I’m pleased nonetheless. The ruling is subject to appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Cheap Drugs: Thank W
Here’s a constructive alternative to the drinking games that often are arranged around the speeches and historically rare press conferences of President Winnable/Unwinnable. According to Richard Johnson’s “Page Six” column in today’s New York Post, those who place orders with during Bush’s address to the Republican National Convention will receive an additional 25 percent discount off the Canadian pharmacy’s “already bargain rates.” Better, the firm will donate one meal to Meals on Wheels for each order placed during the speech.

[* Note: Additional items may be posted to “Political Notes” after initial publication but only on the day of publication, excluding post-publication addenda. Such items, when posted, are designated by an asterisk.]

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