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And You thought I Was Bad About Santorum and Romney and Peeps?

I’m just getting to Eleanor Clift on Jim Webb today (clearly my priorities are all off). But this is classic:

A more seasoned politician might have been flattered that the president knew his son was in the line of fire and bothered to ask about him. That wouldn’t be Webb, a best-selling author who got into electoral politics for primarily one reason, his opposition to the Iraq war. “I’d like to get them out of Iraq,” he replied, according to several published accounts. “That’s not what I asked you,” Bush said, repeating his question: “How’s your boy?” Webb’s reply: “That’s between me and my boy.” Afterward, a source told The Hill newspaper that Webb was so angered by the exchange he was tempted to slug the guy [the guy would be THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES]. That might have prompted the Secret Service to pull their weapons, which wouldn’t have been the first time Webb, a highly decorated Vietnam combat veteran, faced the barrel of a gun. [She then goes on to insult President Bush’s children.]

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