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Rough Sketch: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008

What's Ailing the GOP?

House Republicans may be heading off a cliff in November, but give them credit for perseverance. Even after the new slogan they floated -- "The Change You Deserve" -- was discovered to be trademarked ad copy for the antidepressant drug Effexor, GOP leaders decided to go with the rollout anyway....

By Dana Milbank  | May 15, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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This Is an Ex-Candidate

Customer: "Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now." Pet-shop owner: "No, no he's not dead, he's -- he's resting! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian blue, isn't it, aye? Beautiful plumage!" -- From "Monty Python's Flying Circus" 11:45 a.m., Melrose...

By Dana Milbank  | May 14, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Bob Barr: Spoiler or Spoiled?

In his career in public service, Bob Barr has performed many important roles. As a Republican candidate for the House in 1994, he rose to national attention when reports alleged that he had licked whipped cream off the breasts of two women at a charity event. As a congressman from...

By Dana Milbank  | May 13, 2008; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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