CHAIT ON BUSH….Jon Chait writes an April Fool’s column today:

Take the Schiavo case, which supposedly demonstrates the social conservatives’ power. Sure, Bush flew across the country to sign a bill “protecting” her. But as soon as polls showed the public disapproved of Washington’s intervention, Bush dropped the issue like a hot potato.

….I suspect that, behind closed doors, most Washington Republicans take religious conservatives for suckers.

Good one, Jon! You almost had me going there. Of course, we all know that George Bush is a man of deep and unshakable principle and would never do something like this. I hope that next week you go back to using your valuable op-ed real estate for serious analysis.

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