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  •  but the fact that mcdermott (none)
    isn't going to be listened to reveals a hawkish bias. he was dead to rights on this war, but because of the conflation of hawk with credible, his position was ignored from the get-go. as for the senate, you are correct that the democrats are overwhelmingly divided; it is the institution that is hawkish overall, although the second thoughts about the war are obscuring the general majority default position for war.

    crimson gates reek with meat and wine/while on the streets, bones of the frozen dead -du fu (712-770)

    by wu ming on Sat Dec 03, 2005 at 02:10:54 PM PST

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    •  McDermott is listened to, BTW ... (none)
      ... just not by the folks he was referring to here. He has gently and patiantly moved colleagues toward his position -- without expecting them to adopt positions they're not going to adopt.

      Does Feingold exert influence on his peers? On judiciary, maybe. On Foreign Affairs, I don't know.

      None Dare Call It Stupid!

      by RonK Seattle on Sat Dec 03, 2005 at 02:33:38 PM PST

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      •  i guess we'll have to wait and see on iraq (none)
        at any rate, saying feingold isn't collegial enough in the senate, too independent, would seem to be accidentally making the case for him as a presidential candidate, no? voters like independent, candid presidential candidates who can explain what they believe in.

        crimson gates reek with meat and wine/while on the streets, bones of the frozen dead -du fu (712-770)

        by wu ming on Sat Dec 03, 2005 at 02:54:51 PM PST

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