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April 11, 2006



This is a huge worry, and it's a mystery why some responsible congressional Republicans aren't doing everything possible to rein in the Chief Executive. I'm not one to see a dark conspiracy here. I'm more inclined to think it's a combination of inside-the-Beltway political myopia (We have a job to do, and I will advise the President (to whom I owe undivided loyalty) to forge ahead in every conceivably lawful way), and a shortage of the civic virtue and broader vision that's supposed to characterize good Republicans. If there isn't a civilized uprising from within the administration and its supporters in Congress, I fear the poorly measured overreaction that could happen next January in a Democrat-controlled House that's more focused on getting even than on setting it right.

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