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    Thursday, October 28, 2004

    Is It a sign? 

    Is there a cosmic message in this year's World Series? The Boston Red Sox destroyed the Curse of the Bambino by winning the World Series for the first time in 86 years. And they did it in the most historic way ever -- coming back from being down 3-0 to the despised New York Yankees and then going on to sweep the Series. That's eight wins in a row.

    It's often been true that an American League win in the Series is followed by a Republican win in the election.

    But maybe the fact that the Red Sox broke their curse in the year that a Massachusetts senator is vying for the White House means a special alignment of the planets (not to mention last night's lunar eclipse!)

    Besides, this year the Red Sox and Kerry availed themselves of some pretty strong medicine. On Opening Day the Sox flew in a Navajo code talker to bless them, and that same man, Chester Nez, gave his blessing to Kerry in Albuquerque Tuesday night.

    It won't replace a successful Get Out the Vote effort, but it sure can't hurt.

    posted by Carol Towarnicky at # 1:19 PM




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    On the left: Carol Towarnicky, chief editorial writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, from a liberal point of view.

    On the right: Leo Morris, editorial page editor of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel, from a conservative point of view.


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