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“However, having said that, I think it’s a way of allowing people to know that the issues that they care about are being highlighted. We’ve had presidential debates geared to the African-American community of our country. I think one could be geared to the Spanish-Americans of our country.”

As for the presidential candidates who don’t speak Spanish, Mr. Martinez suggested “interpreters” and “technology” could play roles in any debate.

Mr. Martinez arrived in Florida at age 15 as part of a humanitarian lift of Cuban children whose parents wished them to escape communism. He lived with a foster family until being reunited with his family four years later.

Normal again

So, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, who as of January has returned to the field of medicine, tell Inside the Beltway how much you miss Washington?

“I love being outside the Beltway,” he assured us.

Lost in space

“I’m waiting to find the space aliens that kidnapped the president that I grew to admire after September 11 and left this tool behind.”

—Talk-radio host Tammy Bruce, appearing last week on Fox News Channel.

c John McCaslin, whose column is nationally syndicated, can be reached at 202/636-3284 or jmccaslin @washingtontimes .com.

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