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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Bush administration was caught off-guard on 9/11 — but not on the anniversaries of 9/11
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
May 8, 2013 9:16 a.m.



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Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last Sept. 11 was “a failure of leadership” on the part of the Obama administration, especially since it was the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“They should have been ready before anything ever happened,” Cheney said of the Obama team. “When we were there, on our watch, we were always ready on 9/11, on the anniversary.”

Steve Benen RESPONDS:

Yes, “on the anniversary” is an instant Cheney classic, because on their watch, they certainly weren’t ready “on 9/11″ ...

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