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Stand Up, Sit Down

By on 10.12.05 | 2:40PM

"This is gonna get real ugly." Jed, you mean what's happened the last 10 days has been ugly, but not real ugly? The Bush coalition has split, Democrats and libs are doing victory dances around the campfire, and no one even remembers what they did to Tom DeLay's scalp.

When you mentioned "the president's statement that he hadn't sat down with Miers and discussed Roe v. Wade," it reminded me that when asked at his October 4 press conference whether he'd ever discussed abortion with Miers, Bush prefaced his reply with the Clinton-era standby, "Not to my recollection." Richard Cohen may have been right again when yesterday he surmised that Bush talked to Miers about abortion only while standing.

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