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Some guys like to hunt bear. Some like to hunt deer. The Courier-Journal likes to hunt Republicans -- and the bigger the game the better. They seem to have tired of President Bush so their favorite big game now is Senator Mitch McConnell.
They make it very personal, too. They use words like "obstructionist" and "saboteur" in describing his efforts to help push through the bi-partisan legislation that would send government checks to most American households by May. Congress overwhelmingly approved to the bill with a 81-16 Senate vote and a 380-34 House vote. I'm not sure if the Courier Journal really wanted the version presented initially by the Democrats to pass, or if they just wanted to be against whatever Senator McConnell was for.
Look, Mitch McConnell is not loved by everyone. When you're a politician -- especially the third most powerful person in your party -- you're going to have detractors. And the Courier is committing whatever amount of ink and paper it takes to get anyone but Mitch McConnell elected.
At the end of the day though, wouldn't you rather have the Senate's most powerful person looking out for Kentucky rather than a rookie who has no power, influence or clout? I sure would.
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