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Misunderestimating Alan Keyes

As I am sure some of you have already informed me by email, Alan Keyes has indeed make the trek to Florida, and does indeed have a few thousand predictably shrill opinions on the Schiavo case. And the fact that I hadn’t noticed it indicates that the whole scene is so crazy that Keyes just doesn’t stand out.Moreoever, my little joke about a Keyes Senate race in Maryland turns out to be right on the money as well. As Annie Linskey of the Baltimore Sun reported a week ago:

Since Keyes still has a house in Maryland, could he reverse his carpetbagging and come back here for a third attempt to finally represent the state?”I’m waiting for a response from him,” said Connie Hair, a spokeswoman for Keyes. But she warned that Keyes is more engaged with an issue – this time in Florida.He is “completely focused right now on the Terri Schiavo matter,” Hair said, referring to the debate over whether the brain-damaged woman should be kept alive with a feeding tube.

Keyes, in other words, is simply impervious to parody. But hey, why shouldn’t he make another Senate run? After all, the whole Republican Party seems to be heading right in his direction.

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