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Hood.JPGThey say you shouldn’t argue with people who buy ink by the barrel, but Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood proved that he can take a punch, and come back swinging, after being hammered by “The Wall Street Journal” in a Feb. 2 editorial, headlined “Robin Hoods.”

In the Journal’s view, Mr. Hood had “bludgeoned insurer State Farm into a gigantic settlement over hundreds of dubious claims.” Indeed, the paper charged, the colorful attorney general “has been on a campaign to loot insurers from the first days after Katrina.”

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