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Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

The good and the bad of Gabriel Gomez

Sometimes in appraising candidates, one finds oneself torn between two countervailing instincts.

On the one hand, there’s author Alex Haley’s pithily positive imperative: “Find the good and praise it.” But there’s also the tug of Alice Roosevelt Longworth’s more caustic counsel: “If you haven’t got anything good to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”

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