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02-01-2007, 11:22 PM
What with the run up for the primaries, I must admit I am enjoying the jockeying for the best sound bite. And today's winner, at leat for a blog aout a sound bite, is...

February 01, 2007
Chuck Hagel Courageously Takes on Shoe Salesmen
By Mark Lasswell

The Senate may or may not begin debate shortly on two nonbinding resolutions critical of President Bush's decision to increase the troop level in Iraq. One of the resolutions would amount to a no-confidence vote, the other a not-much-confidence vote. But both are essentially a do-over for senators who rue their support for the 2002 joint resolution authorizing the use of military force in Iraq.

Regardless of whether a Senate vote takes place--Republicans may throw a last-minute wrench in the works--plenty of legislators will be competing in a sound-bite competition in the coming days. But for hot-eyed bombast on the subject, the bar may have already been set impossibly high by Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican from Nebraska and one of the authors of the harsher of the two resolutions.

More... (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/02/chuck_hagel_courageously_takes.html)