Bending the Third Rail
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Simple Answers to Simple Questions
From Josh Marshall's blog:
A long-time TPM Reader, who's got a pretty good handle on Republican congressional politics, poses a really interesting question -- maybe the question. Let's say President Bush gives in to the urge to surge, as now seems increasingly likely. What do the Republicans on the Hill do? What do the leaders in each House do? Remember, they're the ones with the new word "minority" tacked on to the front of their titles, courtesy in large part to their previous lockstep support of Bush's debacle in Iraq. The president is, after all, the Commander-in-Chief, much as the country may now regret it. So I think he can sustain the policy in the face of Democratic opposition. But what if his own party deserts him? What do Messrs. McConnell and Boehner have to say?

This has been an installment of simple answers to simple questions (shamelessly stolen from Atrios).