UNREPENTANT LIBERAL? I'm listening to the noon show on WLS, with Nancy Skinner raising questions about the "unrepentant liberal" trope being applied to the late Paul Wellstone. Let us not speak ill of the dead, but let us note that the new Democratic candidate, Vice President Walter Mondale, has demonstrated growth in the years since his 1984 trouncing by Ronald Reagan, and one of the questions on Fox News this morning was about differences between Senator Wellstone and Vice President Mondale. Let us also note that Senator Wellstone is a former college professor, and there are plenty of college professors who encourage the sensibilities of college sophomores, without encouraging the intellectual development of sophomores, say into juniors, seniors, let alone deep thinkers.

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