It’s a puzzlement.

It’s a puzzlement why the NY Times won’t accept an online subscription from me. It’s a good thing I have a friend who sends me all the good stuff, like the op ed piece from Paul Krugman today that includes this:
A little background: at the Republican convention, most featured speakers will be social moderates like Rudy Giuliani and Arnold Schwarzenegger. A moderate facade is necessary to win elections in a generally tolerant nation. But real power in the party rests with hard-line social conservatives like Mr. DeLay, who, in the debate over gun control after the Columbine shootings, insisted that juvenile violence is the result of day care, birth control and the teaching of evolution.
Here’s the puzzle: if Mr. DeLay’s brand of conservatism is so unpopular that it must be kept in the closet during the convention, how can people like him really run the party?

What we see isn’t what we get.

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