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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Can Bush still sell his Iraq war?

President Bush took advantage of a vacationing Congress, a surprise visit to once-restive Anbar province and supportive words from Australia’s prime minister to trumpet his claims of progress in Iraq. Now he must press his case to skeptical lawmakers and a war-weary U.S. public.

The coming week may be his last opportunity to shift the debate — or at least to give Republicans political cover and throw Democrats off stride.

The White House rollout strategy envisions a presidential speech to the nation, either Thursday or Friday.

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Loving the sin, hating the sinner

Coverage by the mainstream media of the Larry Craig scandal confirms again that liberals love the sin and hate the sinner. They’ve got both the Idaho senator and the conservative values that he has supported in their crosshairs.

Perhaps it’s relevant to take a moment and recall that the need for biblical guidance comes from the proclivity to sin. You don’t need a map if you’re hardwired to know where you’re going.

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Singing the Blackberry blues

A software glitch shut down e-mail service for some BlackBerry users Friday, and delays were still being felt hours after the problem was fixed.

Research in Motion Ltd., the Waterloo, Ontario-based company that makes the ubiquitous mobile device, said no e-mails were lost in the shutdown that affected an unspecified number of customers in North America who subscribe to the BlackBerry Internet Service. Phone service and text messaging were unaffected.

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Politics and 9/11

Six years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks united Americans in common cause, the anniversary is itself now treated in many quarters as just another opportunity for political bloodletting.

This year, there’s already been a battle over the role that former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani should play in the commemoration at Ground Zero now that he’s a GOP presidential candidate.

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Wedding bells for Mack & Bono

Wedding bells will be ringing for Reps. Connie Mack and Mary Bono, Mack’s office confirmed.

Mack, 40, popped the question recently to make their coupledom official, according to staffers in his office.

Mack, R-Fla., and Bono, R-Calif., began their in-house romance in 2005, shortly after both announced their marriages were ending.

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Fred bashing and other political follies

Former Sen. Fred Thompson didn’t join the other eight Republican presidential contenders at a debate on Fox News this week.

But some people watched the commercials just as closely.

“Like the Super Bowl?” one campaign operative asked.

Not quite. But in the pre-game show, Thompson dropped his first, 30-second ad on the eve of his campaign kickoff.

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