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Linden Arden10/16/2009 2:00:44 pm PDT

Speaking of Lee Atwater, there was a recent Frontline special (now on-line) which traced the origin of modern attack politics - of which Atwater was the original model for Karl Rove.

Atwater died of brain cancer - his head swollen to 1.5 times normal. He was shown on his deathbed in this state lamenting his sordid political style.

There should be a new Greek drama word invented for political thuggery - I suggest “AtRovian”.