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The Democratic “Straw Man” Gets Ever More Real


John Kerry today on the straw-man: “No one has ever suggested or believes that we should run in the face of car bombers or assassins.”

Roll Call today on Nancy Pelosi becoming the straw-man (straw-woman? straw-person?): “Pelosi, at a press conference with reporters, said Murtha — her closest confidant on defense matters — has ‘changed the debate’ in the country on the war, has won her support and will win the backing of the ‘majority of House Democrats.’ Murtha, a retired Marine who initially supported the war, announced two weeks ago that he no longer supported the conflict in Iraq and called for a rapid withdrawal of American troops from the region.”


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