From the daily archives: Thursday, September 6, 2007

Our President’s Strategic Thought

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This makes me want to cry…but I do love the added description about the bread crumbs. Via Political Animal and Slate from Robert Draper’s new book about Bush, Dead Certain:

“You’ve gotta think, think BIG. The Iranian issue,” he [Bush] said as bread crumbs tumbled out of his mouth and onto his chin, “is the strategic threat right now facing a generation of Americans, because Iran is promoting an extreme form of religion that is competing with another extreme form of religion. Iran’s a destabilizing force. And instability in that part of the world has deeply adverse consequences, […]

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The audience at the Fox News GOP presidential debate loudly booed Sen. Sam Brownback’s answer supporting a constitutional amendment against gay marriage again proving the GOP is WAY out of touch.

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Boehner… moving the goalposts

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Big surprise, right? Boehner on the surge in January:

I think it will be rather clear in the next 60 to 90 days as to whether this plan is going to work. And, again, that?s why we need to have close oversight, so that we just don?t look up 60 or 90 days from now and realize that ? that this plan is not working. We need to know, as we ? as we?re ? we move through these benchmarks, that the Iraqis are doing what they have to do.

Boehner on the surge yesterday:

The GAO report really amounts […]

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“Big” news: Thompson’s in!

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Out of the blue! Never saw it coming! Fred Thompson is running for President… officially!

“I’m running for president of the United States,” he announced in an appearance on a popular chat show.

Mr Thompson made the widely anticipated announcement during a taped appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

What a circus.

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