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Thus far, Bush sort of sweet to Pelosi, pledges new era of bipartisanship, then goes on to congratulate Democrat (not cratic) party….

Think I just saw Cheney sticking a piece of gum under his desk…

Illegal immigrants will be treated “without animosity, without amnesty” (somebody worked real hard on that phrase).

Bush talking energy policy, Pelosi looks like she’s trying hard not to giggle…or maybe Cheney’s pinching her…

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