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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
The odd argument that George W. Bush kept America safe — except, of course, for the attacks of 9/11
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
April 25, 2013 12:20 p.m.



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THIS is like saying that a certain fertilizer plant in West, Texas, has a pretty good safety record — if you don’t count that big explosion the other day:

An odd argument that President George W. Bush kept America safe from terrorism “except for 9/11″ made its way to the House floor Wednesday, coming from Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).

The claim resurfaced on the right immediately after the Boston bombings, and made its way back into conservative punditry in the days that followed, Steve Benen reported.

As Benen and others have noted, it’s hard to ignore the nearly 3,000 people ...

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