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    Pardon me for hijacking the top of the thread, but I picked up some interesting gossip on the Hill today.

    As many of you know, when Congress is in session, most of my working days are spent on the Hill.  I have contacts on both sides of the Hill and both sides of the aisle on both sides, people I have known for years and chat with.

    The Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill are running scared right now.  Very scared.  The staffers I know on more than one committee have been told that if  the Republicans lose the majority in November, they will lose their jobs, so now is the time to start making connections with Representatives and Senators in safe seats, Republican organizations, friendly lobbyists and the like and putting together resumes.

    There is a mood of despondency in Republican circles, and the conventional wisdom in some of those circles is that loss of at least one house is inevitable.  The conventional wisdom is also that loss of one chamber will be disastrous because the resulting investigations will bring the whole house of cards crashing down around the party's ankles.

    Of course, there's no reason for complacency.  We must work hard for victory this November.

    Four hundred years ago, we were all illegal aliens according to the Comanche.

    by DC Pol Sci on Thu May 04, 2006 at 05:25:13 PM PDT

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    •  Ah yes, (2+ / 0-)
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      rats on a sinking ship... or dirigible... but then again, aren't we all just rats trying to scratch out an existence in this harsh world.

      (Ran outta metaphors to mix...)

      How much has Bush/Cheney gotten away with on the threat of underlings losing their jobs?  Case in point:  the Medicare drug benefit cost estimate fiasco.  Were I in that position of that cost estimator, I hope I'd have the confidence to risk getting fired or quit.

      Just because we can, that doesn't mean we should.

      by Simplify on Thu May 04, 2006 at 05:57:46 PM PDT

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