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Remember the Sabato (Again)

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It isn’t often that one gets to use the same dumb headline (or so I was told) twice in a month, but this time it really works. Honest. Political prognosticator Larry Sabato has an article on his Crystal Ball Web site about “Dumb Questions for the 2008 Presidential Election.” They are actually smart questions, of course, but first he relates the following tale:

“Recently I was in a taxi cab in San Antonio, Texas, and tossed out my favorite query for cabbies: “What’s the dumbest question you’ve ever been asked in your cab?” A lovely Latino lady who had been driving passengers for years said, “That’s easy. Just the other day a man asked me when we passed the Alamo, ‘Why in the world did they build the Alamo in the middle of downtown San Antonio?'”

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