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Friday, October 20, 2006

 
Stupid Political Tricks

US News and World Report reports this non-story:

Some Republican strategists are increasingly upset with what they consider the overconfidence of President Bush and his senior advisers about the midterm elections November 7 – a concern aggravated by the president's news conference this week.

"They aren't even planning for if they lose," says a GOP insider who informally counsels the West Wing.

Earth to unnamed GOP insider - Bush is NOT going to engage in any conversations that could sabotage the elections. If plans for dealing with a GOP loss in the House and/or Senate were made public, the headlines would read "BUSH PESSIMISTIC ABOUT THE MIDTERMS." Every Democrat candidate would be featuring those headlines in their campaign ads.

I'm sure the President has a wide variety of contingency plans that he's not telling anybody except for a handful of top officials. He certainly won't trust such information to an informal councel who the press can pry for information.

Do the Dems have plans for if they lose (again)? If so, are they telling anyone?

Update: In The Agora has very brief commentary.




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