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Berry might be defiant, but her refusal to leave may provide the Bush Administration with a watershed moment to reinforce the notion that the President means business.
According to White House sources, staffers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue met last Friday to discuss how best to handle the Berry situation. “We knew that she was out. We had the interpretations. We knew we could move on her and unseat her,” says a White House source. “But there was concern about how to best get her out of the building. Because her term expired on a Sunday, we knew it would carry over into this week. We expect this to get ugly real fast, but we don’t care. She has served her term. We will thank her, and she will be expected to leave. Now.”
And if she doesn’t?
“That is one reason why they have U.S. Marshals,” says the source. “And we have been told that if we need to use them, we can. We will not allow this woman to hold this Administration hostage.”p>A forcible removal of Berry would become a rallying call to conservatives, who long have suffered under Berry’s overt disdain for Republicans. In January 2001 she even conducted a post-election campaign against George W. Bush’s win in Florida, belittling the President, Gov. Jeb Bush , and Katherine Harris . br> /p>
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