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  •  Not sure trust Jake Tapper too much - help me out (3+ / 0-)
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    Mnemosyne, Julia Grey, kurt

    I am aware of the story of this base Keating. Not all of the story of course but I did previously hear about this poorly-situated outpost. I imagine Mr Tapper can narrate a straightforward account of what happened there over the time line.

    But when it comes to putting the events into the larger political context and so forth, is this not the same Jake Tapper who was so consistently wrong during the past few election cycles? I know he's not as bad as Mark Helperin ... to be honest I have little faith in most all of today's pundits. Which means I sometimes confuse who is who.

    Am I correct in remembering this Tapper guy as just one more Inner Beltway stooge? Or is he one of the 2-3% worth respecting?

    •  let's just say that (1+ / 0-)
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      his name is not the first one that springs to mind when you say "one of the 2-3% worth respecting."

      OTOH, better than Wordward.

      Life is extremely cheap to the right-wing until a decision about it is either in the hands of a pregnant women or a Democratic president. -- Lia Matera

      by Mnemosyne on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 11:58:44 AM PDT

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    •  Whatever you do, remember that JAKE comes first. (1+ / 0-)
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      If he can make himself shiny and celebrated by writing something good and reasonable and worthwhile, he'll make himself shiny that way.

      But always remember that if he should need some additional sparkle tomorrow, he might choose to write something disgusting, childish, unresearched or TOTALLY UNTRUE.

      The guy is a weathervane. I liken his motivations to those of the drunk only looking for his keys under the lamp post: because the light is better there.

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