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Frist Spins the Patriot Act Vote

… Looks like the Patriot Act has been extended for 6 months.  Maybe John Sununu and his ilk got our message?

On a related note, here’s a superb example of "spin" being used by a Frist operative:

"Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) said he decided on the six-month extension, although he, too, had repeatedly said he would reject "short-term" extensions such as for three months. He said he had not discussed the agreement with House leaders, who plan to meet today. Frist’s chief of staff, Eric Ueland, said a six-month extension is not ‘short-term."

… Nice one. I wish I’d thought of that.

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Mr. Lewis has managed political campaigns and served as director of grassroots for the Leadership Institute, as well as political director for GOPAC. In 2002, Campaigns & Elections magazine selected him as a "Rising Star of Politics." He is the author of "Teaching Elephants to Talk." His blog can be read at MattLewis.org.

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