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    if they give you a trampoline.  Who owns the press?  This kind of thing is win-win for the Republicans:  They can loft this kind of tripe as an underhand, and the press takes it and runs.  The Dems then have two choices:
    1.  You can launch a response which will be ignored until it becomes shrill.  At which point the press will report it and it comes off as, well, shrill.  And the GOP gets to say, "look, how shrill and imature."  Win.
    2.  You can ignore it.  Win (but a smaller one?).
    Until the press gives fair weight and equal time (a decade or two hence, when we've recaputured the dialogue, he said optomistically), bashing away with everything you have isn't necessarily the best strategy.

    This kind of thing is shrapnel (I hope), spattering our spats as our opponent blazes away at his own belly.

    Some people hear Tiny Tim singing when they go under, and some others hear the song of the Sausage Creatu

    by Gooch on Tue Jun 01, 2004 at 04:54:01 PM PDT

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