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Topic - John Bascom Wolfe
Race-baiting is an ugly art. But a struggling candidate is often tempted to practice the dark arts. We're doomed to see a lot of those dark arts between here and November. Barack Obama and his friends in the mainstream media, so called, can't believe that anyone could vote against someone as wonderful as he is (and as they are). Only a bigot would vote against such a wonderful president.
President Obama isn't doing so well in some of his party primaries where a surprisingly large number of Democrats are giving him the thumbs down.
A day before the public learned the name of the soldier accused of methodically slaughtering 16 civilians in Afghanistan, his lawyer called a news conference and sketched a different portrait of Robert Bales: that of a loving father and devoted husband who had been traumatized by a comrade's injury and sent into combat one too many times.
"He pushes prosecutors and judges, and his success is partially due to that," said John Wolfe, who worked for Browne in the 1970s. "His zealousness can cause people to make mistakes."
"He makes harsh statements sometimes, statements some people feel might be disrespectful," Wolfe said.