Thursday, February 07, 2002

Picasso of Cheap Shots-Of course, it's Tim Noah, who makes the finals of the Stoopid Pundit contest and will likely medal (Anthony Lewis' retirement improves his chances, but it's a tough field). The Slate headline "How the Electoral College Cost NYC $9 Billion" and the underlying premise that Dubya's giving New York the back of his hand because it's Democratic territory is bogus. It that were true, he'd be lavishing support for the laid-off Enron folks back in Texas. There may be some budgeting games afoot, but not to the level of the inner headline- "Bush to NYC: Drop Dead."

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