I always get a little amused and frustrated when people talk about how low our politics have sunk and how dirty and terrible the campaigns are when they run political commercials that say the opponent isn't all that great. These people have no historical perspective. We actually live in an extraordinarily civil political society, and what we call "extreme" is really pretty milquetoast.
is dirty politics. Doctors are confirming that Ukraine presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned
over the past few months. Yeah, that's right: somebody was trying to kill him. Makes all the hand-wringing over the Swift Boat Vets and National Guard stuff look awfully silly.