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Missing Links: Obama pulls a Juan Williams, Christine O'Donnell gets her Committee Assignment, &c.

So President Obama is reportedly bagging a visit to a Sikh temple and the chattering class is chattering that it's because he wanted to avoid a photo-op while wearing the sort of headdress that's often confused for the kind Osama bin Laden wears.

This kind of cultural insensitivity is likely to get Obama fired as an analyst for NPR.

On the other hand, Obama's insensitivity may entitle him to some unexpected dividends: praise from Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, and a $2 million check from Rupert Murdoch.

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In Colorado, they're having trouble keeping up with the Joneses. Republican congressional candidate Cory Gardner attacked his opponent, Rep. Betsy Markey, for a vote that was actually cast by Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts. Retaliation seems irresistible: Start by holding conservative Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) responsible for all votes taken by Barney Frank (D-Mass.), then blame Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) for votes of Rep. David Price (D-NC).

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Christine O'Donnell (R-Bill Maher) trails badly in her race for the Senate, but, in a surprise development, she announced that she has secured a place on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. That's probably a better fit than the Judiciary Committee.

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In a new ad, Citizens Against Government Waste uses English subtitles as a future Chinese professor tells his students about the collapse of America. It will surely get them fired as NPR analysts.

By Dana Milbank  | October 21, 2010; 9:31 PM ET
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