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Monday, May 24, 2004

The Burden of Rule

Good catch, via Kos

For Republicans, a House (And Senate) Divided (
...."In a recent meeting of the House GOP caucus, Hastert, usually a team player, criticized the administration and, according to an account in the newspaper the Hill, the attendees broke into applause. On Wednesday, Hastert questioned McCain's GOP bona fides after the Arizona senator criticized Republicans for refusing to sacrifice their tax cutting and spending agendas in wartime. Hastert added that to understand sacrifice, the former POW "ought to visit our young men and women at Walter Reed [Army Medical Center] and Bethesda [Naval Hospital]. There's the sacrifice in this country."

McCain -- perhaps the most popular Republican legislator in the country, except among Republican legislators -- got the last word. "I fondly remember a time when real Republicans stood for fiscal responsibility," he said.


"It's extremely difficult to govern when you control all three branches of government," says Hastert spokesman John Feehery, a burden of which Democrats would happily relieve them."

I would comment, but really, what's the point?


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