Thursday, December 12, 2002


To: The Rittenhouse Review
From: Bill Dunlap
Date: December 10, 2002

Sen. Trent Lott’s (R-Miss.) remarks, offensive as they are, are too nebulous an issue for the senators you mention to switch parties. [“It’s Time to Pull a Jeffords,” December 9.]

However, those senators who were assured that the extraneous items slipped into the Homeland Security Act would be taken out next year should use their leverage as possible Democrats or Independents to force the issue: “Make the changes you promised or we’re out of here.” [Note: See “Lilly White Lies,” November 21.]

Bill Dunlap
Lake Oswego, Ore.