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Anyone have a thesaurus handy? March 4, 2006

Posted by ultor in politics.
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What’s the next step beyond “incompetent”? Between the Katrina video and this, I think we need a new word.

A State Department-commissioned poll taken days before January’s Palestinian elections warned U.S. policymakers that the militant Islamic group Hamas was in a position to win.

Nevertheless, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said after the election that they had no advance indication of a major Hamas triumph.

“I don’t know anyone who wasn’t caught off guard by its very strong showing,” Rice said on Jan. 29 as she flew to London for talks on the election results with her counterparts from the European Union, Russia and the United Nations. “I think what was probably underestimated was the depth of resentment of the last, really, decade of corruption and the old guard.”

Anyone except, oh, say, your own department? I can’t believe people are talking about her as a Presidential candidate in 2008.

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