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  •  Actually, Reagan saw it coming and (3+ / 0-)
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    Puddytat, ivy redneck, Margd

    held a conference demanding, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall". He essentially took advantage of what was unfolding by running to the scene, metaphorically speaking, and taking the credit.

    The same type of grandstanding was done by GWBush & Giuliani after 9/11 when they stood on the rubble and talked tough. They could have made the statements anywhere, but a pile of rubble in which thousands of citizens parished makes one hell of a backdrop for boosting your cred.

    "I think, therefore I am... Liberal.

    by Gentle Giant on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 01:52:32 PM PST

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