The tempest over dumb things must have every candidate asking: Should anything personally unflattering come out about me, will I be given a free pass like George Bush or hounded like Bill Clinton?
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The president refused to send more troops when it might have done some good, since that might have been an admission of a mistake.
With so many generals on the government payroll opposing the escalation, what could Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity do except pay lip service to the new spin and switch topics as fast as they could.
It is satisfying to see the former DNC chair take off the gloves and wax furious with Sen. John Kerry for blowing the 2004 campaign.
The president's State of the Union speech is never only about the state of the union, which is always strong. It's about atmospherics.
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