Person of the Day: Attila the Nun

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON In the revealing NY Times Magazine piece of last week by Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr. we learn that not only did she vote for war without having read the National Intelligence Estimate that raised serious questions about the stated causes for the war, but she also voted against the Levin Amendment which would have put restraints on Bush. However loudly she claims to be an anti-war Democrat, the facts shout louder.

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