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Editorials: Edboard 8/13

 Editorial subjects bouncing around our fevered brows:

- Statler sold for $1.3 million; complete overhaul planned. Sounds like great news. But we've had our hopes dashed before.

- Report: Cheney felt Bush stopped taking his advice. The former vice president is said to be shopping Madcheney a book in which he will explain all the ways George W. Bush went soft (i.e., stopped listening to Cheney and Rumsfeld) in his second term. It'll be an indictment, for sure. But of whom? [Story broken by The Washington Post.]

- Some representatives shun town hall-type meetings. Rep. Eric Massa has hosted one of those town hall meetings where people, who may or may not have a clue what they are yelling about, have been disruptive and uncivil. Or bravely standing up for their rights. Rep. Brian Higgins hasn't.

- Nada Espada! (from The New York Post, if you hadn't already guessed that from the exclamation mark). Here's why we need newspapers: Powerful N.Y. state senator's son quits his (apparently no-show) job after the Post raises questions and the attorney general seeks answers.

-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News   

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