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WSJ: Dynasty

Happy New Year everyone. I've spent the season with family, most of them including me with a cough, cold or flu!

I don't normally read the Wall Street Journal but I picked up a stray Europe edition in the train the other day and found it less hard going than I have in the past. The editorial 'Dynasty' struck me a useful antidote to perception that it's all-change in US politics. It concludes:

So to recap all of this change you can believe in: A Kennedy and Cuomo are competing to succeed a Clinton in New York; the skids are greased for a Biden to replace a Biden in Delaware; one Salazar might replace another in Colorado; and a Governor charged with political corruption in Illinois wants one of his cronies to succeed the President-elect. Let's just say we're looking forward to 2009.