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December is for Cynics

It is hard for me to decide what was the most cynical abuse of a news story for political opportunism this week:  do I choose the national story of Republicans wailing that the failed Christmas Underpants Bomber was the President’s fault because he refuses to use the phrase “war on terror” every day, or should I choose my local tiny-town story of potheads linking a violent rape to police preoccupation with chasing around potheads?