It’s Halley’s Comet!

IT’S HALLEY’S COMET!….Why did the White House conduct those pre-election “informational briefings” for federal agencies that just happened to include extensive information about which vulnerable Republicans were most urgently in need of help? White House spokeswoman Dana Perino didn’t have any plausible answers at hand yesterday, so apparently she just pulled out Excuse #23 from the permanent file: Clinton did it too!

She was wrong, but who can blame her for trying? It usually works fine.

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