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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Lots of buzz today about Republican leaders looking for a way out of their fiscal-cliff dilemma
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On the left and right alike — and even in the middle, political pundits and reporters are offering lots of slants these days about the corner into which Republicans have painted themselves with regard to the fiscal-cliff stalemate.

Let’s peruse a few, shall we?

On the right, John Podhoretz of Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post says THIS:

Republicans have a bad hand to play when it comes to the “fiscal cliff” coming up Jan. 1, when taxes will rise automatically on everyone and whopping defense cuts will be imposed automatically.

Did I say a bad hand? Make that a terrible ...

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