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Wednesday, Jan 30, 2002

range life

"It was as if he had turned his back on his Texas fetish and made room in his heart for us. George W. Bush had a last laugh of sorts vis-à-vis the snarky Manhattan types, were anyone inclined to laugh: Not only did this city—perhaps even its liberals—join the rest of the nation in branding this man a hero; now even his staged histrionics have been adjudged the mark of a wise and brave statesman. Since Sept. 11, New York has been loving George W. Bush. But that brings me, in a roundabout way, to my question: Can this marriage be saved?"