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What a Difference a Day Makes

Newscyle spin Monday-Tuesday midday: Bush attempts to change the subject from Pat Fitzgerald’s muckraking of his administration by nominating a new, right-wing Supreme Court judge. (Nevermind that members of his own party pressured him to do this.)

Logical Newscyle spin Tuesday midday to Wednesday: Senate Democrats change the subject from well-qualified SCOTUS nominee Alito back to Scooter Libby and Joe Wilson (who was all over the news anyway). (I expect this day two read to go mostly unmentioned in The Situation Room.)

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