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More Adventures with the NIE

This was Huckabee the other day. From the Note

Again confusing the timeline (the NIE was out for a full day and a half before he was asked about it), he told the Quad-City Times’ Dan Gearino: “Maybe I should’ve said, ‘Have you read the report?’ President Bush didn’t read it for four years; I don’t know why I should read it in four hours.”

Then he digs himself just a little bit deeper: “The point I’m trying to make is that, on the campaign trail, nobody’s going to be able, if they’ve been campaigning as hard as we have been, to keep up with every single thing, from what happened to Britney last night to who won ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ ”

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