Bush Caught Between His Ego and a Hard Place

Brian Zick

Michael Abramowitz for WaPo reports "GOP Lawmakers Divided About 'Surge' in Troops." The article lists McCain and Graham as "for" (with Lieberman the solitary "Democrat"); Norm Coleman, Susan Collins, Specter, and Gordon Smith as definite "no way"; and Brownback, Chambliss, Lugar, McConnell, Sununu, Boehner and Peter King as sitting painfully on a very conditional fence. Ed Rogers, identified as "a top GOP lobbyist with ties to the White House and Republican leaders" says "Republicans are scared to death of it politically." Lugar is quoted from an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" saying "There's been an election; Republicans lost the election."

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