The Kensington Review

31 January 2005

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New Jersey’s Acting Governor Won’t Run in Next Election -- When New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey resigned the job amid a gay sex scandal and took a drawn-out departure, it fell to Richard J. Codey, state Senate President, to pick up the pieces. It is rare for an incumbent in American politics to decline another term, but Mr. Codey will announce later today that he won’t run for the office he now holds. It’s a pity because the reason he will give is money – he can’t afford to run.

Iraqis Vote on Another Transitional Government -- The American media’s coverage of the Iraqi elections yesterday was, at best, gushing. With many lumps in throats, reporters who should know better rubber-stamped the Bush administration’s official line that it was a great day for democracy and freedom. The elections were less than they could have been, more than many feared, but in the end, they changed almost nothing at the national level. There is still an occupation going on, there is still a civil war underway, and new faces in the top offices won’t change that. The one bright spot, which not even the White House has noted, are the elections to provincial legislatures in at least 14 of the country’s 18 provinces.

Proctor & Gamble’s Purchase of Gillette Will Aid Competition -- The people who make Duracell batteries, Pampers diapers and Gillette razors are now going to be one big happy family. Proctor and Gamble announced the buyout of Gillette last Friday in a deal worth around $56 billion. Usually the concentration of power is a bad thing for the consumer, but in this particular instance, the question of competition begs a different question – just who is competing with whom?

Sharon Stone Raises $1 Million in 5 Minutes to Fight Malaria -- In the January 28 issue of this journal, an article about the Golden Raspberry Awards, given for bad performances in cinema, commented on the film “Catwoman” saying in part, “Sharon Stone, who isn’t much of an actress, didn’t help, and her worst supporting actress nomination is merited.” While standing by that assessment of her acting, she wins a gold star for taking action by raising $1 million to fight malaria – in just five minutes.

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