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Why The Light Posting?

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March 7, 2003
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Why the light posting the last few days? Because there’s very little political news. The war is swallowing everything and I don’t have much to say about it that others haven’t. As The Note puts it today: All around town, our colleagues are either getting war duty, or glassy-eyed looks from their editors and...

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Helen Thomas Gets What’s Coming To Her

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March 7, 2003
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Did you notice that the old crone Helen Thomas wasn’t called on even once during the president’s press conference?

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What Was That About?

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March 6, 2003
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I can’t figure out why the president felt he had to come out and hold a news conference that ended up being a tired rehash of arguments for both sides (with the anti-Bush, pro-Iraq side being represented ably, as might be expected, by the “mainstream” media.) This news conference didn’t change any hearts or...

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Democrats On North Korea

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March 6, 2003
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The Democrats have apparently decided to attack the Bush administration for being soft on North Korea. Clip-n-save these quotes for when the inevitable confrontation with North Korea comes to a head: In a news conference with former Clinton administration officials, several senators suggested that President Bush had essentially acquiesced to North Korea’s drive to...

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John Kerry Is A Big Fat Liar

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March 6, 2003
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Remember when the Boston Globe discovered a few weeks ago that John Kerry is Jewish, not Irish? Kerry said that he had tried to correct the media whenever they mistakenly referred to him as Irish. Well, the Globe couldn’t find a single correction from Kerry to the many stories in which it identified him...

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Frist Not Running For Re-Election

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March 6, 2003
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Via Political Wire, Bill Frist says he’ll keep his term limit pledge and not run for re-election in 2006. Which adds more fuel to the flames of speculation about a 2008 presidential run. Go Frist!

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Finally!

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March 5, 2003
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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is calling for “human shields” to be tried for treason. About time too! Now if we can put Jane Fonda in jail and strip her of her citizenship…

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Everything’s Been Done Before

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March 4, 2003
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More proof that just about anything you can think of has been thought of before. I just ran across a Jonah Goldberg column from September 2002 in which he refers to a Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode as the perfect metaphor for the US and “multilateralism.” Why is this interesting? Because I used the...

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Pro-War Rally

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March 4, 2003
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Rush-hour pro-war rally. 100 yards from my place. A few dozen people. “Honk if you support our troops” signs. Lotsa cars honking. Cool!

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More On Graham’s Weaselling

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March 4, 2003
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I pointed out a few days ago that Bob Graham’s spokesman is saying two contrary things when the topic of Graham’s running for re-election comes up. Well, The Note has been following up on the same contrary statements and came up with the following: Reading everything out there (and Purdum deals with this matter...

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Red States Vs. Blue States

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March 4, 2003
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The Note says that Charlie Cook did the math and found that the GOP now has an easier time getting to 270 electoral votes than the Democrats: Charlie Cook offers a clip-n-save in his latest CongressDailyAM column: over the past five presidential elections, Republicans have won 135 electoral votes from the same 16 states...

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Giuliani Vs. Schumer

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March 4, 2003
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Zogby has a new poll showing that Rudy Giuliani would lead Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) 45-40 if he were to take him on in 2004. As I’ve mentioned before, New York is a great pickup opportunity for Republicans if they can get Giuliani to run for that seat.

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Let The Private Sector Do It

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March 3, 2003
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Apparently, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured because someone finally decided to take the US up on its $25 million reward. Which brings me to an interesting idea: Why not raise the reward for Osama Bin Laden to $100 million? Or $500 million? That’s certainly far less than the $1 billion/year the CIA is supposed...

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The Bush Re-election Campaign

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March 3, 2003
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The Washington Post has a must-read look at the planning for the upcoming Bush re-election campaign. The campaign is expected to raise $200-250 million (!) during the primary season alone and will focus on key swing states in the general elections. They’re under no illusions that the country will “unite behind the president in...

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More Leaked War Plans

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March 2, 2003
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The Washington Post has more leaked details of the Pentagon’s Iraq war plans. As one might expect, the US is not planning to “fight the last war.” This war may be over in a matter of days. Now if only newspapers would stop leaking our war plans!

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