FEDERALISM AT WORK….Tapped has an interesting blurb about Ben Chandler, a Democrat who’s running for governor in Kentucky. It’s too early to draw any conclusions, of course, but he seems to be doing pretty well by ? hold on to your hats ? attacking President Bush.

If he manages to win by savaging Bush’s wretched economic program, and if Arnold wins in California by proposing a sensible budget plan, it might mean that Bush is more vulnerable to (a) angry attacks and (b) evidence of his fiscal incompetence than Republicans would have us believe.

Time will tell. As always, the states are laboratories for testing out ideas. We’ll see how this one flies.

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