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White House Nonchalance: Wait to see the hole cards

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Submitted by Merry Whitney (United States), Mar 21, 2006 at 17:09

This President has earned a reputation as a savvy poker player. We all know that, yet about 61% of us (if you believe the polls) continue to misunderestimate him.

The players across the table from President Bush, however, are not just the foreign enemies of freedom and individual liberty. Sitting in, with a pair of deuces or high-card hand -- yet repeatedly "calling" against straight flushes and full houses -- are media dips and political opportunists, hoping for a careless word from the Administration they might pounce on and glue "legs" under.

As much as we'd all like to hear tough rhetoric, think about exactly what the response would be, not from our enemies but from the (ahem) "loyal opposition" who, incomprehensibly, behave as though they hate this President more than they love this country.

Yes, the President may too often speak too softly, but he still carries a big stick. And he doesn't fold.

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