By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
It went on and on and on. Five spellers who seemingly had memorized the entire dictionary simply could not be stumped with any word tossed their way. It was getting late, way past bedtime and well beyond the time slot allotted by ESPN for its telecast.
It's what makes the spelling bee such gripping drama. Five competitors were left, and it appeared none of them would ever miss again.
The personalities of the 41 semifinalists Thursday in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee were rivaled only by the range of words they faced to be the one holding the gleaming champion's trophy at the end of the night.
"I went through the dictionary once or twice," said Sukanya, who tied for 12th in 2009 and 20th in 2010, "and I guess some of the words really stuck."
"I went through the dictionary once or twice," Sukanya said, "and I guess some of the words really stuck."