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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

"Stay the course" takes a powder

The Daily Show caught RNC chair Ken Mehlman testing out a new talking point in Iraq. One that cynics might suggest unlinks the White House with the bling pursuit of their failed Iraq policy. But not without providing some context:

George Bush, May 2, 2003: We've gotta stay the course, and we will stay the course.
George Bush, April 5, 2004: We will stay the course.
George Bush, April 6, 2004: We'll stay the course in Iraq.

Ken Mehlman, August 13, 2006:

We're not coming in and saying 'stay the course.' The choice in this election is not between 'stay the course' and 'cut and run' because it's between 'win by adapting' and 'cut and run.'

Apparently only one half of their election-year Iraq strategy was going well in the focus groups. Crooks and Liars has the video.