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I think the Foley surprise was intended to take the heat of the NIE and suspension of habeas corpus.

I disagree. Being a representative, Foley was automatically up for reelection this year. This scandal means one more safe republican seat in play in a tough election year. Plus, voters are a lot more likely to remember this than the gutting of habeus corpus.

My guess is that the script was for Foley to resign "for health reasons" after the election, leaving Gov. Bush free to appoint a replacement who's only politically bent.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Sun Oct 1st, 2006 at 07:16:18 AM EST
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