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Artificial Drama

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank writes the often-funny “Washington Sketch” column, but I can’t tell if he’s joking with this line in his coverage of yesterday’s hearing: “One slip of the tongue could doom her otherwise secure appointment.”

Considering how she’s likely to get a pass for five or six separate versions of the “wise Latina” comment, now explained as a “bad idea” of a “rhetorical flourish,” I suspect she could heckle back at one of those pro-life protesters and still keep almost all of the Senate’s 60 Democrats, and there are probably a bunch of Republicans who want to score some “bipartisan” points.

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