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November 18, 2005

Heh. This just looks dumb to me.

Calling Murtha's bluff.

Absent a large defection of Democrats who would be unwilling to go on record at this point asking for a withdrawal, I see this as mostly a losing proposition for the GOP. If it's a party-line vote, it's meaningless in effect, and provides the Dems a propaganda victory, doesn't it?

If it's a loss, that's a disaster.

So, unless there is an unlikely number of Democrats to vote against the measure... isn't this just shooting themselves in the foot?

I dunno - but I don't see much chance of an upside for the GOP on this, and the potential to start a ball rolling they'd really rather not see moving.

And given the leadership's crappy track record at party discipline... but hey, my political ear is high-grade tin. Anybody else got some smart thoughts?

Others, smarter'n/more informed than I - blogging it:

Stop the ACLU.
La Malkin
Kit at Euphoric Reality is live blogging.
Blogs for Bush
GOP Bloggers
Don Surber
The Political Teen has video.

Update. Studiously ignoring the whole thing last night, in favor of spending the Evening with Kat of The Middle Ground (about which more later), I see that the vote on the issue was 403 - 3 Against pulling out of Iraq immediately. My Tin Ear is intact.

Heh. Even Murtha wouldn't vote for his own proposal.


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