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by Susan Estrich

11/12/06

Don't get too drunk on the bubbly yet, fellow Democrats. 'Control' isn't all it's cracked up to be. This is not like winning the White House. That's 'control.' When you win the presidency, you get control of the entire executive branch. You can run the foreign policy of the most powerful country on earth. You can issue executive orders without asking anyone. You can appoint judges and justices who serve for life. When you win control of Congress, you can schedule hearings. You can run the House post office and the page program. You get better offices, and more staff people. You also get attacked for not having a plan. That's why Rush Limbaugh says he's liberated. He's liberated to start attacking. But that doesn't mean Democrats have power. When was the last time you heard anyone talking about the powerful House Republicans? Not. Or the powerhouse Senate Republicans? And there were more of them than there will be Senate Democrats...

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