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Monday, November 29, 2004

It takes the NYT thirteen paragraphs to get around to noting that Carlos M. Gutierrez, the commerce secretary nominee, "has a compelling personal story, having been forced to leave Cuba in 1960 at the age of 7 after his father was threatened by Fidel Castro. He never completed college and got his start with Kellogg in the 1970's in Mexico City driving a cereal delivery truck." Wonder other compelling personal stories, say about a patrician senator who by the way served in Viet Nam, get similar treatment.

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