I wasnt surprised by

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November 7, 2002 8:11 p.m.

I wasn’t surprised by the news that Dick Gephardt was stepping down as House Minority Leader. I wasn’t, that is, until I saw the text of his comments, in which he pretty much implies that he’s stepping down to try to run for president. What’s this dude smoking? This is sort of like having your girlfriend dump you and then you say, “Okay, baby, I can live with that. But I’ve got another idea for you. How ’bout you and me get married? Huh? Huh? Yeah, baby … Whaddya think???”

As a young Democratic political consultant told me this afternoon, this guy’s got the biggest #$%&@ in Washington.

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