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I also think they are skilled at figuring out how to spin a given issue in order to resonate with the largest number of people. The oil drilling is a good example. They're unencumbered by concerns about accuracy or veracity; they're purely political. What approach will work best; that is the only consideration. And they have a peculiar insight into the workings of the uninformed mind; why that is, I will not speculate at the moment. Of course the Dems are political too, they're just not so good at it lately.

As I've mentioned before, politics--like advertising--is not about fooling the smart people. It's about fooling the most people.

An old chestnut from 2004...
That's a good one, but this one has got to be the all time great:

In panel five, Jayhawk is ordering two, while Botnst comments on 9-11. We see it all at work here every day.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Must be a better writer than Pelosi.
Fiction writers usually are.


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