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     It could indeed be weakness, but it may also be yet another example of how King George feels it to be beneath him to consult with the Hill at all.
      These are not mutually exclusive theories, of course, but it seems to me that several of these appointments were unlikely to meet any resistence in Congress, such as the elevation of Gordon England from Acting Deputy Secretary to Deputy Secretary.
      He might have a weak hand today, but even if he does not, he may be using today to expand his powers so he can overplay really weak ones after November.

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