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February 04, 2005

Bush's Social Security Tour (Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?)

Josh Micah Marshall and Atrios notice a big story that the press is not really covering:

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p> Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: January 30, 2005 - February 05, 2005 Archives: This isn't about Democrats: The President Is Hunting for Republicans Who Will Go On The Record In Support of His Plan.... Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite.... Rep. Bill Young.... Rep. Katherine Harris.... Rep. Bilirakis.... Rep. Adam Putnam (R).... These Floridians all to one degree or another have their fingers in the wind. And if you can't say much else for them they're good weather vanes, especially Rep. Brown-Waite. So if you hear them chatting on the radio or get quoted in the papers or if they get up on stage with the president to testify to their phase-out conversion experience, do let us know.

So basically the president is finding hardly any Republicans in any of these states who are willing to go on the record in support of his plan. This is why I would never make it in the news business. I woulda thought that'd be a big story.

Posted by DeLong at February 4, 2005 10:57 AM